Report: Inter Milan eye deal for out-of-favour Arsenal star

Szczesny

Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny has been linked with a move away from the club.

According to a report in the Daily Star, Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini is keen to end Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny’s current nightmare at the Emirates by taking him to Italy.

The Polish international has not featured for the Gunners since his disappointing performance in the 2-0 Premier League defeat at Southampton more than two months ago.

Soon after the Saint Mary’s debacle, the Polish number one was caught up in a smoking row which went viral and was subsequently dropped to the bench.

In his stead, Colombian ace David Ospina has proven his worth and there appears little evidence to suggest that Sczcesny is set for a return to the number one post.

As a result, according to the latest reports from Tuttomercatoweb, Inter Milan have pinpointed Szczesny as the ideal goalkeeper to replace the much converted Samir Handanovic who could be Manchester-bound this summer.

“Inter Milan boss Roberto Mancini wants to take Arsenal flop Wojciech Szczesny to the San Siro. Mancini has set his sights on a summer bid for Szczesny after learning Samir Handanovic, 30, is likely to move on,” the report in the Daily Star claims.

Szczesny joined the Gunners from Legia Warsaw as a youth team player in 2006 and has represented the club a total of 178 times in all competitions.

Should the 24-year-old move to Serie A giants Inter Milan in the summer, he would follow in the footsteps of German ace Lukas Podolski who departed North London for Milan on a six-month loan deal in January.

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