Marchetti rejects Arsenal link

Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti has brushed off speculation

linking him with a summer move to Premier League side Arsenal.

Reports have claimed that Arsene Wenger is in the market for a

new keeper and he has been linked with a bid for Queens Park

Rangers’ Brazil international Julio Cesar.

However, reports in Italy have claimed that the Gunners have

made an enquiry for Marchetti, who has recently been on

Confederations Cup duty with the Azzurri.

The 30-year-old is unaware of the rumours concerning his future

and is heading off on holiday before returning for pre-season

training.

“I know nothing about Arsenal,” Marchetti told Sky Sport

Italia.

“I’m having a holiday and only thinking about relaxing. And then

there is the president, who knows what to do.”

Arsenal were linked with a £5.5million bid for

Marchetti three years ago when the keeper was still on the books of

Cagliari.

He joined Lazio in 2011 and he has established himself as one of

the most consistent keepers in Serie A during his two seasons at

the Stadio Olimpico.