Arsenal star Bernd Leno in talks to join Fulham in shock summer transfer with 30-year-old not in Mikel Arteta's plans | The Sun

ARSENAL are in talks to sell goalkeeper Bernd Leno to Fulham in a shock summer transfer.

The newly-promoted side are aiming to recruit a new No1 as they get ready for another crack at the Premier League.

Marco Silva's men are plotting an ambitious move for out of favour Gunners star Leno.

The 30-year-old is Fulham's primary goalkeeping target this summer.

But no deal has yet been agreed.

Leno is keen to stay in London having settled in the capital alongside wife Sophie Christin.

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The German international joined the Gunners from Bayer Leverkusen for £22.5million in 2018.

He was the club's first choice goalkeeper for three years until being ousted by Aaron Ramsdale.

Leno made just eight appearances during the 2021-22 campaign.

Marek Rodak and Paulo Gazzaniga shared goalkeeping responsibilities at Fulham last season, but neither are seen as long-term first choices.

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Alphonse Areola played between the sticks during the Cottagers' last Prem appearance, but is now at West Ham.

Arsenal are unlikely to recruit a direct replacement for Leno, who has one year remaining on his contract.

Instead, American ace Matt Turner is set to take on No2 duties.

The 27-year-old signed for the Gunners from New England Revolution in February, in a deal potential rising to around £8m.

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