Arsenal have made a £5 million bid to sign goalkeeper Matt Turner from MLS New England Revolution.
Mikel Arteta wants to provide competition for number one Aaron Ramsdale.
German international Bernd Leno is his understudy but he is being linked with a move away from the club as he looks for first-team football hoping to be included in his country’s World Cup plans.
The Gunners have a clutch of promising young goalkeepers, but feel that they need somebody with more experience at this steg as their number two.
Turner, who is 27-years old, is an American international, having played 13 times for them. He was a member of the side that won the CONCACAF Gold Cup last summer.
New England are reported to be ready to accept the offer, acknowledging that it is a major opportunity for Turner and that it would be wrong to deny him the chance to move to the Premier League.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.