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PSV Eindhoven join Fulham in the race for Arsenal 30yo

PSV Eindhoven join Fulham in the race for Arsenal 30yo
Arsenal’s German goalkeeper Bernd Leno (R) punches the ball during the English Premier League football match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, central England, on March 19, 2022. (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Kicker (via GGFN) report that PSV hold an interest in signing Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno this summer.

Leno is open to leaving the Gunners in search of minutes ahead of the World Cup later this year, and has previously been linked with a couple of Premier League clubs.

One of those was Newcastle United, but Newcastle have gone on to sign Nick Pope from relegated Burnley. It seems unlikely they move for another goalkeeper this summer.

The other interested party is Fulham, with fairly substantial links between Leno and the newly-promoted London club this summer.

David Ornstein initially broke the news of the Fulham talks, with Sky Sports later confirming contact between the two clubs.

The Evening Standard also then reported that Fulham are interested in a move for Leno. The goalkeeper held talks with Edu before the end of the season and they reportedly agreed he could leave.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save from Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND: Bernd Leno of Arsenal makes a save from Ollie Watkins of Aston Villa during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park on March 19, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Speaking to the media, 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.”

It sounds like PSV are one of these other clubs, but you’d imagine Leno would want to stay in London and avoid uprooting his family if possible.

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Source: Daily Cannon.

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