Arsenal set to announce £22m signing of Bayer Leverkusen stopper Bernd Leno this week

The BBC and Bild are both insisting that a deal has been struck between the clubs.

Been transfer guru David Ornstein tweeted: "Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign Germany goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen.

"Not done but set to be decided today & expected 26-year-old will join #AFC – unclear which current GK would make way.

"Torreira pursuit ongoing – optimism but not done & #WorldCup delays it."

Unai Emery has made goalkeeper his first priority after taking over from Arsene Wenger.

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And he has moved quickly to secure Leno, 26, who has a growing reputation in Germany.

His failure to win more than six Germany caps is due to Manuel Neuer and Marc-andre Ter Stegen blocking his progression.

But Leno has years of Bundesliga with Leverkusen having made over 300 appearances since joining from Stutgart in 2011.

Emery is also closing in on Uruguay playmaker Lucas Torreira, 22, as he chases a £26m deal to bolster his engine room.


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