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Wojciech Szczesny is expected to join Juventus on a permanent deal by the end of this week, according to reports.
The Polish shotstopper spent the last two years on loan at AS Roma, establishing himself as one of Serie A’s finest goalkeeper. He was expected to return to the Emirates this summer but he is unwilling to do so to come sit on the bench as back up to Petr Cech.
Juventus have now made a move to sign him and Goal claims they are looking to wrap up the deal by the end of this week.
Juve sees Szczesny as the long term successor to Buffon and are willing to table an £8m bid which they believe would be enough to sign him.
They have already agreed personal terms with the goalkeeeper and he is expected to sign a five-year contract worth €4m per season.
Arsenal are reportedly demanding around £13m for Szczesny but Juventus are confident of beating down the price and go ahead with a deal in the coming days.
Should a deal go through, Szczesny will spend next season as back up to Buffon which is exactly the same thing he said he wouldn’t do at Arsenal.
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