Szczesny set to sign for Juventus

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Arsenal have “agreed a deal in principle” to sell goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny to Juventus, according to Sky Sports News.

The broadcaster claim in a report on their website that the Serie A champions are set to pay £14million to sign the 27-year-old on a permanent deal.

Sky report that Juve have come to an agreement with the 27-year-old Polish shot-stopper over a four-year contract worth £3.5million-a-year.

This comes after the Daily Mail reported that Juventus were set to enter the race with West Ham and Napoli to sign Szczesny, who has been on loan at Roma the last two seasons.

The Pole has impressed in his two seasons in Serie A, and last term he was a mainstay between the sticks for Roma, making 38 league appearances and keeping 14 clean sheets.

It is said he will probably spend his first term in Turin playing second fiddle to Gianluigi Buffon, 39, who is set to retire at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

The 27-year-old arrived at the Emirates from Polish outfit Legia Warsaw in the summer of 2006, and he went on to play more than 180 league and cup games for the club.

His Arsenal contract enters its final year this summer, and he looks set to leave rather than stay and fight Petr Cech and David Ospina for the number one jersey.

Szczesny has been capped by Poland on 28 occasions, making his debut in a 1-0 international friendly win over Canada in November 2009.

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