Bernd Leno has reportedly asked Arsenal to reduce their asking price for him so he can complete his move to Fulham.

Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)
Bernd Leno in training with Arsenal (Photo via Arsenal on Twitter)

Bernd Leno’s inclusion in Arsenal’s travelling party to the US came as a surprise to many with the keeper expected to complete a move to newly-promoted Fulham.

The price Arsenal are said to be asking for Leno is either £10m or £11m, depending on where you do your reading.

Whatever it is, Fulham apparently aren’t keen to meet Arsenal’s valuation.

Leno has already reportedly agreed a three-year-deal with Fulham, keen to leave for regular playing time ahead of the World Cup later this year.

Trying to get their price reduced is a common request from many players at Arsenal trying to leave. That isn’t surprising. Look at the number of players we’ve allowed to leave for free just to get them off the books.

That being said, we’ve no confirmed quotes or any actual evidence to back up the claim that Leno is pushing Arsenal to lower their price, and the whole thing is likely just part of what many would consider normal negotiations.

The 30-year-old, who is under contract until next summer, cost Arsenal £22.5m in 2018.

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