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Arsenal No 1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno 'set to leave on free transfer next summer'

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Arsenal No 1 goalkeeper Bernd Leno ‘set to leave on free transfer next summer amid interest from Serie A champions Inter Milan’

  • Arsenal may lose their No 1 keeper Bernd Leno on a free transfer next summer
  • Leno’s contract at the Emirates expires next summer and he could leave the club
  • Serie A champions Inter Milan are said to be interested in acquiring his services 


Arsenal could lose their first-choice goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, on a free transfer next summer.

Leno’s current contract at the Emirates is set to expire next summer and it is believed he could leave the club following the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale. 

Serie A champions Inter Milan are said to be among those who are interested in acquiring his services. 

Arsenal could lose their first-choice goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, on a free transfer next summer

Arsenal could lose their first-choice goalkeeper, Bernd Leno, on a free transfer next summer

According to TuttoSport, Inter Milan are looking to replace Samir Handanovic – who is now 37 years old. 

As a result, the Italian giants have identified Leno and Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana as his potential replacements. 

The departure of Leno would come as a blow to Arsenal, although they do have a ready-made replacement in Ramsdale. 

The Gunners signed Ramsdale from Sheffield United as a back-up to their first choice goalkeeper this summer.

Inter Milan are looking to replace Samir Handanovic (above) - who is now 37 years old

Inter Milan are looking to replace Samir Handanovic (above) – who is now 37 years old

They bought the 23-year-old in a deal that could end up being worth up to £30million. 

However, Leno’s departure is not certain as he previously said he had no desire to leave the club. 

He also said that he wanted to get Champions League football back at the Emirates Stadium.

Leno told German news outlet Sport1: ‘I don’t want to leave here, I feel good and want to be successful again with Arsenal. 

Leno's departure would come as a blow to Arsenal, but they have a replacement in Ramsdale

Leno’s departure would come as a blow to Arsenal, but they have a replacement in Ramsdale

‘Arsenal are a big club, which is extremely underestimated in Germany, there are many Arsenal fans all over the world. I still have a two-year contract and hope to play in the Champions League again with Arsenal.

‘It is also clear that at some point in my career I want to do something different. So far I’ve played for two clubs.

‘Maybe I’ll get the urge to play in another league again. Maybe in the south. But there is time, I’m still getting to the top goalkeeping age. But my focus is on Arsenal.’  

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