Newcastle are interested in a loan deal for Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The German international has been relegated to the role of understudy at the Emirates since the arrival of Aaron Ramsdale at the club, and is now limited to the occasional cup-tie, with Ramsdale even getting the nod over him for the Carabao Cup semi-finals ties against Liverpool.
With 18 months left on his current contract, he is keen to move on to secure first team football somewhere which will boost his chances of featuring in Germany’s World Cup plans later this year.
The North-East club have had conversations about a loan deal with an option to buy, although that may be dependent on them securing premier League survival at the end of the season.
The fact that Arsenal are reported to have made a bid for USA international Matt Turner may be an indication that they have already lined-up a replacement and may be prepared to let him go.
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.