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Juve move on after omission from pre-season tour?

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Wojciech Szczesny has been eft out of Arsenal pre-season tour, fuelling speculation that he could be on his way to Juventus this summer.

The Poland international, 27, is believed to have been omitted from the Gunners squad so a move to the Italian giants could be sorted.

Juve have been heavily linked with a move for Szczesny this summer and seen by the Serie A champions as Gianluigi Buffon’ long-term successor after tracking his progress at Roma for the past two seasons.

The Pole was originally loaned out to Roma for one season, but he opted to stay another knowing his chances of featuring for Arsenal on a regular basis would have been limited with Petr Cech favoured between the sticks by Arsene Wenger.

Buffon has confirmed that he will retire after the 2018 World Cup in Russia and Juventus believe Szczesny has the potential and ability to be their new number one for years to come.

Roma were keen to seal a permanent move for Szczesny, while Napoli, Inter and AC Milan also registered their interest in the goalkeeper.

Although he one year left to run on his existing Arsenal deal, it’s understood that the Gunners are willing to let him go once a fee has been agreed with Juventus.

Arsenal have reportedly rejected bids of £4million and £7million from Juventus thus far.

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