Sky Sports breaking: Bernd Leno is a Gunner

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Arsenal are in advanced talks with Bayer Leverkusen to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno, according to Sky sources.

The 26-year-old missed out on Germany’s World Cup squad but has six caps for his country.

The Gunners are looking to sign a new long-term number one, with Petr Cech having turned 36 at the end of May.

And Leno has been one of the most impressive keepers in the Bundesliga, making 233 league appearances for Leverkusen.

Arsenal are looking to be busy in the transfer market as they look to build a squad capable of breaking back into the Champions League places under Arsene Wenger’s successor Unai Emery.

They have agreed a deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos, with the transfer expected to be formally announced on July 1.

They are also in talks with Sampdoria for midfielder Lucas Torreira and an agreement is close, according to Sky Italy.

Arsenal also hold an interest in Sporting Lisbon’s Gelson Martins, Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri and Freiburg defender Caglar Soyuncu, Sky Sports News understands.


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