Arsenal close in on Bernd Leno and Lucas Torreira £48m double signing

Arsenal agree Bernd Leno deal with Bayer Leverkusen - sources

Arsenal have been locked in talks with Leverkusen over a deal for Leno for several weeks and the goalkeeper is poised to make the switch to the Emirates.

Arsenal are closing in on the £48 million double signing of Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira as new manager Unai Emery continues to overhaul the defensive spine of his squad.

Petr Cech has been Arsenal's number one since joining from Chelsea three years ago, but an increase in the number of errors the Czech stopper has been making, plus Cech now being 36 has forced the powers-that-be to invest in a new man between the sticks.

Arsenal will confirm the €25 million signing of Bernd Leno tomorrow, according to reports in Germany.

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The German will reportedly sign a five-year contract at the Emirates Stadium on Tuesday, providing he passes a medical.

The German global has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Bundesliga in recent years and kept 10 clean sheets in 33 games last season so I think he'll be an excellent addition to the squad.

SportBILD in Germany claims 26-year-old Leno will be presented to the media by Arsenal on Tuesday.

The 30-year-old centre-back has been tipped for a move to Arsenal for several weeks after refusing to sign a new contract at the Westfalonstadion and with just one year left on his deal, Dortmund have made a decision to cash-in.


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