Inter Milan are considering a ummer swoop for Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, after the Pole lost his first-team spot to David Ospina.
Szczesny, who has been The Gunners' number-one ever since replacing Manuel Almunia, fell out of the first-team halfway through this season after a dire showing in a Premier League game against Southampton.
After making two costly errors in the game, Szczesny was then caught smoking in the showers by Arsene Wenger, which lead him to being dropped for the following game and being a bench-warmer in the Premier League for two months and counting.
Ospina now favoured
Since that incident at St Mary's, Szczesny has failed to win his first-team spot back due to the form of David Ospina, who has kept numerous clean-sheets since breaking into the starting XI.
The 24-year-old has had an up-and-down career at the Emirates Stadium, but with Wenger reportedly fed up with the Pole and tired of his errors, he could be on his way out of the club at the end of the season.
New keeper a summer priority
According to numerous reports, Wenger is in the marker for a new 'keeper as he doesn't believe Szczesny or Ospina are worthwhile options as a number-one, and with Chelsea's Petr Cech reportedly available, a move for one of their rivals' stars could be on the cards.
Arsenal have also recently been interested in signing Real Madrid's goalkeeper Iker Casillas, and they may renew their interest in the summer if Wenger goes ahead with his plans to replace his current shot-stoppers.
The Gunners have had a goalkeeper shake-up in recent seasons, with Vito Mannone leaving for Sunderland and Lukasz Fabianski joining Swansea City. As for incomings, Ospina came in from French side Nice after an impressive World Cup with Colombia in Brazil.
As for Inter Milan, they are aware that current 'keeper Samir Handanovic could be on his way out in the summer with Manchester United showing interest in the 30-year-old.
If the Italian side do lose Handanovic, the Daily Star believe that Roberto Mancini will launch a formal move for Szczesny, who impressed him during his time in England with Manchester City.
It's not understood how highly Arsenal value Szczesny or what price-tag they would put on the Pole's head, but due to his fairly young age for a goalkeeper, it's believed they'd want a hefty sum for their shot-stopper.