Bild confirm £22m rated Arsenal target close to become a Gunner after major twist

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Report making the round claims Arsenal goalkeeper target Bernd Leno has made his pick on which club he will sign for this summer.

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery is searching for a new No 1 this summer to who will give Petr Cech competition and has identified the German star as his main target.

According to Bild, the Gunners are set to add the 26-year-old to their squad and it appears an official announcement is expected soon as he could become Emery’s second major summer signing.

The German publication further claims that Leverkusen are willing to let their man leave for between £18m and £22m pounds.

Leno has been at Leverkusen for seven years and has positioned himself as one of the most promising young talents between the sticks.

He was first called up to the senior Germany side in 2015 but has made just 6 appearances as it has been hard to find playing time behind the likes of Manuel Neuer, Andre Ter Stegen, and Kevin Trapp.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper has just one year left on his current contract.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos with report confirming he is expected to be announced next month, while Lucas Torreira appears to be closing in on a move to Arsenal.


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