Arsenal are readying a summer move for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, according to The Guardian.
Premier League veteran, Petr Cech, is 35-years-old and his contract expires at the end of next season meaning he approaching the end of his career.
Reports suggest the Gunners have lined up Leno as the perfect replacement for the former Czech Republic international.
Leno, 26, has established himself as one of the top goalkeepers in the Bundesliga in recent years and could be available for around £25m.
The German has earned six caps for the national team but Arsenal could face competition for his signature.
Liverpool are reportedly set to allow Simon Mignolet to leave the club following more inconsistent performances and reportedly hold an interest in Leno.
However, the Reds are believed to be more interested in pursuing a deal for Roma stopper, Alisson, while the form of Loris Karius has given Jurgen Klopp further food for thought.
Napoli are also thought to be interested in Leno with Pepe Reina joining AC Milan on a free transfer at the end of the season.
Bayer Leverkusen currently lie in 5th in the Bundesliga table meaning they are in danger of missing out on Champions League qualification.
Similarly, Arsenal also have a mountain to climb if they are to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season. Arsene Wenger’s best chance of qualification may be in the Europa League.
Miss out on Europe again and Arsenal could have a job in convincing Leno to move to the Emirates.
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