Arsenal open talks to sign 26-year-old German – report

Arsenal are keen on signing Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer, according to reports

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Arsenal have opened talks with Bayer Leverkusen about the possibility of signing Bernd Leno this summer, according to reports in Germany.

German newspaper Bild, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that the north London club are keen on landing the 26-year-old as a replacement for Petr Cech at The Emirates.

According to the same story, veteran goalkeeper Cech could be on his way out of Arsenal at the end of the season after a mixed campaign for the former Chelsea FC star.

The same report says that Arsenal are looking to add to their goalkeeping options this summer as they search for a long-term replacement for Cech.

As well as Leno, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is reported to be on the north London side’s shortlist of potential recruits.

According to the same report, Leno is prepared to leave Leverkusen this summer and sees The Emirates as the “ideal” place to further his career.

It is also reported that his current release clause is set at £17.5m, which would not put off the Gunners.

Arsenal are likely to be linked with a host of players in the coming weeks and months as they prepare for life without Arsene Wenger.

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