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Arsenal tipped to make move for high profile Bundesliga star


Arsenal are said to be on a lookout for a new goalkeeper this summer as Dani Ospina looks poised to depart for Fenerbahce. With Petr Cech also coming to the back end of his career, report that the Gunners have considered Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The German international is 25 years of age and is Manuel Neuer’s backup for the national side. Last season, in a difficult campaign for Leverkusen where the German side finished twelfth in the Bundesliga, Leno played 42 times in all competitions, conceding 64 goals and keeping nine clean sheets.

The keeper does have other potential suitors however. Two Italian sides AC Milan and Napoli are said to be particularly interested. The Rossoneri are lining up contingency plans if first choice Gianluigi Donnarumma fails to sign a new deal before the end of the summer. The highly rated 18 year old has just one year left on his current deal.

Napoli meanwhile are looking to offload Pepe Reina but they have their sights set firmly on signing Juve’s Brazilian keeper Neto, leaving the Gunners with a potential opening if Arsene Wenger believes signing another first choice shot stopper is a priority.

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