Fulham appear to be close to signing German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Arsenal, with a report from Germany claiming an agreement has been reached.
A few days ago, West London Sport reported that Fulham were looking to tie up a deal to sign Bernd Leno from Arsenal, with an agreement appearing close.
Now, a report from Germany claims that Leno has verbally agreed a deal until 2025 that comes with an option for a further year.
The two clubs, however, have not yet found agreement over the fee.
Leno is keen to play regular football this season, and Fulham are on the hunt for a goalkeeper. It seems a good match, even allowing the 30-year-old the chance to stay in the Premier League and in London.
The Evening Standard also then reported that Fulham are interested in a move for Leno. The goalkeeper spoke with Edu before the end of the season and they reportedly agreed he could leave.
Speaking to the media earlier in the summer, Bernd Leno’s agent Joannis Koukoutrigas confirmed the reports but insisted nothing is decided.
“Yes, Fulham is trying hard to get Bernd,” Koukoutrigas confirmed. “Very professionally. This is also true for some other clubs and shows his status.
“But as I said, for me, he is the number 1 at Arsenal and we are therefore also relaxed.”
Kicker have since reported that PSV Eindhoven also hold an interest in signing Leno this summer.
Fulham, however, are the only club reported by reliable outlets to have actually opened talks and it seems they’re now close to winning the race.
Leno kept a first-half clean sheet in Arsenal’s opening pre-season friendly against Ipswich Town last week, playing his first 45 minutes of the team’s preparations.