Arsenal are wary that first-choice goalkeeper Petr Cech, who is set to become a free agent at the end of next campaign, doesn’t have many years remaining in him at the age of 35 and they will need to replace him with a young safe hand within the next one year.
According to the Guardian, Arsenal have joined the transfer race to sign Bayer Leverkusen Bernd Leno in the summer window as their replacement for the experienced but declining Cech.
Leno has become one of the best goalkeepers in the German league not named Manuel Neuer in recent campaigns, earning six caps for his National team Germany in the process.
Also linked with Premier League side Liverpool, the 26-year-old was believed to have turned down a summer transfer to Liverpool and is leaning towards a switch to Serie A side Napoli over Liverpool in the summer window if the right bid came in for Bayern Leverkusen, but that was before news of the Gunners reported interest was revealed, which could turn theplayers head back towards England.
As per reports, Bayern Leverkusen value Leno at £25million and would permit him to leave if an offer comes in matching that asking price, and the Gunners are placing themselves in the right position to land him.