Date: 17th May 2018 at 8:36pm
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Arsenal are plotting a defensive overhaul this summer and, despite not yet naming ’s successor at the , are pushing ahead with their transfer plans.

The SunĀ reports that are closing in on the signature of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper , who head of recruitment has identified as the ideal candidate to become the club’s new first-choice stopper.

Poor performances from Petr Cech and David Ospina have led to speculation regarding the future of the pair, with the latter recently being linked with a move to South American giants Boca Juniors, and it’s clear Arsenal want a change.

international Leno, named in Joachim Lowe’s preliminary squad for the World Cup in Russia, is one of the leading candidates to be first-choice for the defending world champions after Manuel Neuer retires from international duty.

At 26-years-old, Leno has played 231 Bundesliga matches for Bayer Leverkusen and has six international caps to his name after making his debut for his nation in 2015.