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Sport German goalkeeper decides to join Arsenal

15:21  13 june  2018
15:21  13 june  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Liverpool join race for Bernd Leno as Oblak and Alisson deals stall

  Liverpool join race for Bernd Leno as Oblak and Alisson deals stall Liverpool have expanded their goalkeeping search and are reportedly interested in acquiring the services of Bernd Leno. The Bayer Leverkusen shot-stopper has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bayer Arena this summer, and the Reds are the latest to join the race for the German international. Twitter: Liverpool are the latest club interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno; Arsenal, Atletico Madrid & Napol… https://t.co/ImGhREaV5V (@GGFN_) Get German Football detail other large teams chasing Leno as Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, and Napoli. Should Leno move to Atletico Madrid, it would then be increasingly likely the Spaniards’ similarly unsettled goalkeeper Jan Oblak could then be poised for a move away. Despite allegedly being ‘priced out’ of a deal for the Slovenian, the arrival of Leno could be expected to force manager Diego Simeone’s hand. Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has a not-so-secret desire to replace existing goalkeeper Loris Karius, after a pair of howling errors in the Champions League final. With a deal for Roma number one Alisson Becker encountering similar hurdles, Klopp seems to be diversifying his options. Leno has played in 233 games for Leverkusen since joining in 2011, but at the age of 26 is craving a change of scenery. With six Germany caps to his name, the Ludwigsburg-native is rightfully coveted by a series of Champions League clubs.

Bayer Leverkusen keeper Bernd Leno has decided to join Arsenal . German international Leno has also been a target for Napoli but the keeper has made it clear he is ready to move to Arsenal .

German goalkeeper Rene Adler claims he has come close joining Arsenal twice during his career. ‘When I was 15 there was the opportunity to move to Arsenal , but I decided to go to Leverkusen to get a professional contract there

Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno has decided that he wants to join Arsenal.

According to The Mirror, Leno has snubbed interest from Italian side Napoli to close in on a switch to the Premier League.

The report claims that Leno is set to cost £22m after he made it clear to Leverkusen that he wanted to leave the club.

Arsenal were keen to replace Petr Cech this summer after a season of mishaps from the former Chelsea star.

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Leno is now set to join and take over the number one shirt for Unai Emery next season at The Emirates.

The 26-year-old will be Arsenal’s second signing of the summer, joining Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Former Arsenal midfielder desperate to join Emery's coaching staff

  Former Arsenal midfielder desperate to join Emery's coaching staff Former Arsenal midfielder Robert Pires has expressed a desire to return to the club as part of new manager Unai Emery’s backroom staff, according to Mirror Sport. The Frenchman believes he would be a good fit for Emery, and feels that he could help launch the post-Wenger era with the club. The 44-year old spent six years between 2000 and 2006 playing for the Gunners, and was an integral member of of the 2003-04 Premier League winning Invincibles squad. The 1998 World Cup winner still trains regularly with the first-team having maintained a close relationship with the club since departing for Villarreal in 2006, so wouldn’t need time to adjust to his surroundings. Talking to ESPN at Arsenal’s new kit launch, as cited by Mirror Sport, Pires said: “If I join Unai Emery’s staff, I think it should be good for me, and I hope it should be good for Unai Emery.” “I could be like a bridge between him and the players. Because I know the players. For two years I have trained with the guys. So all of them, they respect me.” “And I respect the players, I was an ex-player. So the relationship between the players and me is good. That’s why I think I can help Unai Emery.” Pires never held an official coaching position at the club under Arsene Wenger, but the Frenchman hopes he can continue to train with the squad. He continued: “I don’t know what will happen in a couple of months, but if I can train with the guys I will, because for me it’s very important.” “With Arsene Wenger it was easy to keep fit and to still train with the first team. So now, I need to talk with the new manager.” If Pires does join Emery’s backroom staff, he would join fellow former Arsenal man Per Mertesacker in starting a new role, with the German defender preparing to take up the role as Arsenal’s Academy Director this summer.

CONFIRMED: Former Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech completes move to Arsenal . Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said: "Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us.

Arsenal manager Wenger added: "Petr Cech is a player that I have admired for a long time and I am very pleased that he has decided to join us. Arsenal finished 12 points behind Chelsea last season. Former Gunners goalkeeper Bob Wilson, also speaking before the transfer was confirmed, was in no

Arsenal are also closing in on the signings of Sokratis and Lucas Torreira, with deals agreed for both players.

Despite narrowly missing out on a place in Germany’s squad for the World Cup this summer, Leno has been capped six times for his country.

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Petr Cech rejects a move to Napoli .
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech is not interested in a loan move to Napoli, despite appearing to lose his place as the first-choice goalkeeper. Calcio Mercato reports that the player has turned down a move to Italy, despite contrasting reports. There had been some suggestions that the former Chelsea player would link up with ex-Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti in Naples following the arrival of Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen. Napoli are in the market for a new goalkeeper and will now pursue deals for Alex Meret or Paris Saint-Germain’s Alphonse Areola, a previous target for Arsenal. The Gunners confirmed the signing of the German international on Tuesday and Cech now looks set to become Arsenal’s number two. The 36-year-old now faces the prospect of seeing limited first-team football at the Emirates during the latter stages of his career. Large sections of the Arsenal supporters were calling for him to be replaced as number one this summer following some high-profile errors last season.

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