Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny wants Roma stay
Szczesny moved to Roma on loan in 2015 and re-signed for another year after a successful first campaign in Italy.
The Poland international was key as Roma finished second in Serie A this season, keeping more clean sheets (14) than any other goalkeeper in the league.
He has since been linked with a move to Italian giants Juventus as the long-term successor to Gianluigi Buffon, who is expected to leave Juve next summer.
Napoli, who could lose No 1 keeper Pepe Reina this summer, have also shown an interest in signing Szczesny.
But Roma chief Palotta is confident 27-year-old wants to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.
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"He told me that he wanted to stay with us," Palotta told radio station SiriusXM.
"I'll say more, I was surprised by the fact some of the players I thought had wanted to leave came up to me before and after the final game to say they wanted to remain.
"It's a sign we've got a good group, we just lack some depth and [Roma's director of football] Monchi will help us with that."
Szczesny was sent to Roma two years ago after falling out of favour at Arsenal, where he dropped behind Petr Cech and David Ospina in the pecking order.
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He admitted earlier this month that he is yet to make a decision on his future, suggesting he could stay at Roma or attempt to kick-start his Arsenal career.
“Staying at Roma? I’m happy here," Szczesny told BT Sport. "I feel I’ve grown as a goalkeeper but for me the time to make a decision will come in the summer.
“For now I’m an Arsenal player, as soon as my loan finishes, I have to come back [to London]. I’ve always said I’d love to be back there.
“Like I said, what will happen definitely won’t be decided now but in a month or two months’ time.”
Szczesny has been on the books at Arsenal since 2006, winning the FA Cup in 2014 and 2015 in his 181 appearances for the Gunners.