Arsenal have established contact with Serie A side Udinese over a potential summer move for young goalkeeper Simone Scuffet, according to the Metro.
With current reserve ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski expected to depart the Emirates at the end of the season and on-loan stopper Emiliano Viviano set to return to Palermo, Arsene Wenger is said to have made the capture of a backup goalkeeper one of his main priorities.
And the Metro reports that 17-year-old Scuffet tops the list of targets for the Gunners, having already played first-team football for Udinese in Italy’s top division.
It’s thought that Arsenal scouts have been watching the youngster on and off for the majority of this campaign, and representatives have now approached his club over a permanent move this summer.
And a move for Scuffet is unlikely to be the only piece of business Wenger attempts in the coming transfer window, having been linked with a number of other targets.
The purchase of a prolific striker is likely to be at the forefront of the Frenchman’s mind, whilst they’ll also be looking for a new right-back if Bacary Sagna leaves the club.