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Arsenal are reportedly preparing to announce the arrival of goalkeeper Bernd Leno in the coming day. The Bayer Leverkusen has been linked with a move away from Germany this summer, with Liverpool and Napoli mooted as potential suitors. A transfer to Napoli did seem to be all but sealed after Leverkusen admitted the stopper had an agreement with the Seria A side.
However, SportBild claim Arsenal have won the race for the highly-rated German and expect Leno to take over from Petr Cech. Leno will cost £20million and Arsenal are close to coming to terms with the player and Leverkusen. Cech has just a year left on his current Arsenal deal and Unai Emery is expected to ease the stopper out of the club in the next 12 months.
Emery arrives at Arsenal after Arsene Wenger ended his 22-year reign in May and is targeting several core changes to his squad. A new goalkeeper is a top priority and Arsenal fans will be excited to see one of Germany’s most promising goalkeepers sign for the club. Leno has made 304 appearances for Leverkusen, captaining the side at times last season, and has managed 100 clean sheets for the German team