Reports from Italy had suggested the Polish international’s move to Juve was close to being completed with former Roma team mate Juan Jesus telling Brazilian radio station ATL Grenal that the 27 year old “thinks he’s going to Juve.”
Szczesny had been on a two year loan spell in Rome but the Serie A club refused to pay Arsenal’s €16million asking price for the player. It was thought Juventus were keen on the keeper to become veteran Gianluigi Buffon’s long term replacement, but if the report of the low bid from the Bianconeri is to be believed, there is a significant gulf between the two sides.
The Polish star does have other suitors in Italy. Serie A clubs Napoli and AC Milan have also been linked if they sell their current number ones, Pepe Reina and Ginaluigi Donnarumma respectively.