Arsenal have told Juventus they must pay £20 million if they want to sign Wojciech Szczesny this summer, according to The Sun.
The Poland international has spent the last two seasons on loan at Roma but is not expected to remain with Eusebio Di Francesco’s side.
Indeed Juventus have been linked with bringing him to Turin and have reportedly already had a £4m bid rejected by the Gunners.
Arsenal had been thought to want £13m, but have now raised Szczesny’s price, following Jordan Pickford’s £30m move from Sunderland to Everton.
Arsene Wenger’s side are also in no rush to sell the goalkeeper, who will return to the club this summer if no deal is agreed. He has a year remaining on his current Arsenal contract.
Szczesny enjoyed a superb season for Roma last time out, helping the club finish second behind Juventus, and keeping the most clean sheets in Serie A.
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Arsenal have been linked with several goalkeepers recently including Pickford, Kasper Schmeichel and Rui Patricio, but Szczesny should not be discounted.
With first choice Petr Cech having turned 35 last month, a long-term replacement is required, and if Szczesny does return he will surely have the chance to battle for the No.1 spot.
Current back-up David Ospina has been widely tipped to leave this summer, although no deal has yet been agreed, which would then leave Emiliano Martinez as back-up.
Juventus, meanwhile, will be on the lookout for Gianluigi Buffon’s successor and the legendary goalkeeper hinted recently that he expected Szczesny to move to the club.
While Arsenal would surely be happy with £20m for Szczesny, they may also not be disappointed if a deal fails to happen and he returns to the club.