Report: Arsenal table £17.6m offer for Leverkusen stopper Bernd Leno

German national football team goalkeeper Bernd Leno arrives for a training session at the Rungghof training center on May 29, 2018 in Girlan, near Bolzano, northern Italy, ahead of the...

Arsenal could be after a new goalkeeper this summer.

Germany's goalkeeper Bernd Leno lifts the trophy after winning the 2017 Confederations Cup final football match between Chile and Germany at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint...

Italian journalist Alfredo Pedulla has claimed on his official website that Arsenal have tabled a bid worth £17.6million for Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

The report claims that 26-year-old Leno, who missed out on Germany's World Cup squad to Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Kevin Trapp, is also interesting Italian giants Napoli.

German national football team goalkeeper Bernd Leno arrives for a training session at the Rungghof training center on May 29, 2018 in Girlan, near Bolzano, northern Italy, ahead of the...

It is believed that Leverkusen are willing to accept less than Leno's £24.6million release clause, but want around £19.4million plus bonuses for the six-time Germany international.

Leno showed his class for Leverkusen during 2017-18, keeping 12 clean sheets in 38 league and cup appearances - conceding 49 goals with a defence in front of him capable of making a mistake.

Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C back) scores their third goal past Arsenal's Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech (C front) during the English Premier League football match...

New Arsenal boss Unai Emery could be in the market for a new goalkeeper with doubts over current number one Petr Cech, who at 36 years of age showed signs that he was beginning to deteriorate during the campaign.

Leno only has two years remaining on his Leverkusen contract, but if Arsenal are to land the German, they must move quickly and improve their bid before Napoli come calling.

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