Roma want to keep Szczesny - Sabatini

The goalkeeper is on loan at the Stadio Olimpico until the end of the season but the Giallorossi want to hold onto the Poland international

Roma sporting director Walter Sabatini said the Serie A high-flyers want to make Wojciech Szczesny's stay in the Italian capital a permanent one.

Szczesny is on a season-long loan deal from Arsenal and the Poland international goalkeeper has already stated it would be a "dream" to return to the Premier League club.

Sabatini, however, revealed on Wednesday that Roma are hoping to retain the shot-stopper's services beyond the conclusion of the 2015-16 campaign.

"We are working on it and would like to keep Szczesny, but knowing Arsenal it will be difficult to achieve that," the former Giallorossi midfielder told reporters.

"In any case, Roma are already covered in that role for next season. Who did we get? I would never tell you that!"

Szczesny has kept three clean sheets in nine Serie A appearances for Roma, who third in the table, just a point behind leaders Fiorentina and Inter.