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Arsenal "Closing In" On Leno Signing After Bidding €20m

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Cary Erickson | 14 June, 2018, 05:47

It's not a shock the Gunners are looking for a new goalkeeper, as last season Petr Cech showed signs that he is a little past his best.

Torreira would provide Arsenal with the type of ball-winner they have been lacking, but his arrival could raise questions about the futures of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey, who have yet to sign contract extensions.

-Arsenal are reportedly in talks with Sampdoria to acquire midfielder Lucas Torreira, on a deal that would be said to cost $35 million (£26.2m).

He is noted to be comfortable both with and without the ball, and is able to chip in at both ends of the pitch - earning plaudits in Serie A this year both defensively for his tackling and chasing and offensively for his passing and movement.

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"We played Sampdoria once", Suarez told Uruguayan publication Telemundo earlier this season, via the Metro. He earned his first senior worldwide cap for Uruguay in March 2018.

Leno has always been angling for a move away from Leverkusen, with the former German global - who was left out of their World Cup squad - openly admitting his development as a world-class stopper has been halted somewhat and he would like a change of scenery.

Since replacing Arsene Wenger as manager, Unai Emery has already bolstered the defence with the free transfer of Stephan Lichsteiner and a £16 million deal for Borussia Dortmund centre-back Sokratis Papastathopoulos but adding physical presence in midfield is another priority.