Roma and Arsenal are set to meet soon to nail down the long term future of goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, with an agreement in principle of €16m with the Gunners already on the table.
The 26-year-old goalkeeper joined Roma on a loan deal in 2015 and his stay was extended for one more season last summer after an impressive spell with the Serie A giants.
Roma are keen to snap up the Pole on a permanent deal and according to Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport, they already have an agreement in principle with Arsenal over a deal.
It has been claimed Roma have agreed to pay a fee of around €16m to Arsenal to sign Szczesny on a permanent deal and two clubs are expected to meet soon for further discussions.
The Giallorossi are keen to keep their first choice custodian at the Stadio Olimpico and are ready to sort out his future sooner rather than later as they don’t want to miss out on him in the summer.
Szczesny has made 62 appearances for Roma over the course of the last one-and-a-half season and has been the club’s undisputed number one.
The Pole still has around 18 months left on his contract with the Gunners, but Roma are keen to avoid the situation where he returns to north London in the summer.