Liverpool Handed Massive Blow In Their Pursuit For 26-year-old Stopper

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Arsenal are reportedly planning to announce the arrival of new goalkeeper Bernd Leno within days

The Bayer Leverkusen stopper has been rumoured with a move away from German club this summer, with Liverpool also thought to be interested in securing his services.

A transfer to Napoli did seem to be all, however, sealed after Leverkusen admitted that they have reached an agreement over the exit of their star player.

However, SportBild claims the Gunners have won the race for the highly-rated keeper and expect Leno to become Petr Cech’s long-term replacement.

Leno will cost around £20million, and the Gunners are close to coming to terms with the German club and the player.

The news will come as a huge blow for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp identified Leno as a replacement for Loris Karius whose errors cost the Reds Champions League trophy.

Cech has just a year left on his deal with the Gunners, and Unai Emery is expected to solve the goalkeeping problems ahead of the new season.

Emery arrives at the Emirates Stadium after Arsene Wenger ended his 22-year reign back in the may.

A new stopper is a top priority and Arsenal fans will be excited to see one of the best Goalkeeper in Bundesliga to join the North London club ahead of the new season.

Arsenal are believed to have met with the release clause in Leno’s deal and expect to solve his goalkeeping problems.