Arsenal goalkeeper Wojcieh Szczesny is believed to be subject of increased interest from Serie A hot-shots Napoli, La Gazzetta dello Sport has learned.
Partenopei are not thoroughly satisfied with their goalkeeping options and are willing to bring the Arsenal goalkeeper to challenge Pepe Reina for the spot in goal next season.
Napoli’s back-up ‘keepers Rafael Cabral and Luigi Sepe are both likely to leave the club at the end of the season, whereas Spanish shot stopper Pepe Reina has come under heavy criticism this term due to some rather shaky performances.
Former Liverpool custodian is not getting any younger and with their first-choice ‘keeper being a 34-year-old, Napoli are believed to be searching for long-term replacements and some younger solutions.
Alex Meret and Mattia Perin have also been mentioned as the possible alternatives.
Udinese’s goalkeeper Alex Meret is currently playing on loan at Spal, whereas Juventus-owned Perin is currently sidelined with a cruciate ligament injury which is expected to keep him out of contention for a while.
As for Arsenal goalkeeper, Wojchiech Szczesny has spent last two seasons playing for AS Roma on loan, but Giallorossi are not expected to sign the Polish international on permanent deal as they have already invested a significant amount of money on bringing the Brazilian ‘keeper Alisson last summer.
And with Petr Cech as the undisputed first-choice goalkeeper at the Emirates, Szczesny is not expected to settle for the back-up role and is likely to look for an alternative solution.
According to the latest reports, Szczesny could remain is Italy if Napoli agree to meet Arsenal’s €10 million evaluation for their goalkeeper.
Gunners custodian has this season made 32 Serie A appearances.