Arsenal will have to pay €25m to prise former player Woijcech Szczesny away from Italian giants Juventus. This is according to the report from popular Italian transfer news portal Calciomercato which disclosed that 31-year-old Polish international Szczesny is a target for the Gunners.

Juventus are in talks to sign AC Milan goalkeeper Gianlugi Donnaruma who will become a free agent this summer according to widespread reports in the Italian media and the signing of the highly rated Italian international could prompt Szczesny to leave the Old Lady for regular first team football.

Donnaruma rejected all the contract offers given to him by Milan and the Rossoneri quickly made the move to replace him as their number one goalkeeper ahead of next season with the €13m transfer of Mike Maignan who helped Lille win the French Ligue 1 title ahead of the much fancied Paris Saint Germain (PSG).

Polish national team goalkeeper Szczesny was signed by the Gunners as a teenager in 2006 and he went on to become the first choice goalkeeper at the club. He would later lose his place in the starting XI with the arrival of both Davide Ospina and Petr Cech.

Szczesny left Arsenal to resurrect his career at AS Roma on loan for both the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons before Juventus snapped him up on a permanent deal in the summer of 2017 to bring an end to his 11-year stay with the Gunners.

In his second season at Roma, Szczesny was very influential as he kept 14 clean sheets and also helped Roma to a record of 87 points at the end of the season. In his time at Juventus, the Pole has won three Serie A titles.

Arsenal might need a nee first choice goalkeeper with reports saying that incumbent Bernd Leno is ready to leave this summer in search of European football.