$35m BID- Arsenal Planning Quick Replacement For Petr Cech

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Reports making the round suggest Arsenal are set to plunge into the market for a possible replacement for aging Petr Cech this summer.

Several reports have been linking Arsenal to Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The Sun says the Gunners are lining up a £25m summer move for the 26-year-old.

Arsenal’s new head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has a wealth of Bundesliga knowledge from his time at Borussia Dortmund.

And he has reportedly convinced Arsene Wenger that Leno is the best option as Cech’s replacement.

The German stopper already surpassed 220 Bundesliga appearances, missing just four league games in his first six full seasons.

Leno stopped five out of eight Bundesliga spot-kicks back in 2013/14, including an amazing four in a row.

Leno, whose contract runs until 2020, has made it clear he wants a new challenge after seven years at Leverkusen.

“I hope Manuel Neuer is fit for the World Cup – he’s a great guy and the undisputed No.1,” Leno explained to SPORT BILD.

“Marc-Andre ter Stegen is next, I think, but the race to be third-choice goalkeeper is wide open.

“Although there’s a lot of speculation, [head coach] Joachim Löw and [goalkeeping coach] Andreas Köpke know what I bring to the table, and they know me as a person. I always perform.”

 

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