Arsenal is set to allow Poland’s number one Wojciech Szczesny to join Juventus on a permanent deal. The Pole has been a Gunner since he joined them in the summer of 2009, but spent the past two seasons in Italy with AS Roma.
However, his form for Roma over the past two season has still not made Arsene Wenger promise him the number one spot in the north London team, and he wants to move.
Guardian Sport is reporting that the Gunners have accepted a £10 million bid for him from Juventus who are looking to make him the first choice backup goalkeeper to Gianluigi Buffon.
Buffon had said he would retire from international football after the World Cup in Russia next year, but his club career is still very much in progress, but Juventus want Szczesny to compete with him for the number one shirt.
The Pole has agreed a deal in principle believed to be £70,000 per week with the Italians.
Arsenal is willing to let him go, as Petr Cech still remains in good shape while second choice David Ospina is still preferred.
The Gunners would hope that this would be a start of a major clear-out of several of their unwanted players who were left at home while others jetted off for preseason.