Arsenal and Fulham have reached agreement in principle over the transfer of goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The two sides have been locked in negotiations over the sale of the German keeper for some time,, with price the main sticking point. However, it now looks like a compromise has been reached, and the 30-year old will move across London for an initial fee of £8 million plus various add-ons which are performance related.
With personal terms with the player already agreed, the final obstacle will be for Leno to complete his medical with the West London club.
There is still a possibility that Leicester could make a late move to hijack the deal, though, following the surprising news that Kasper Schmeichel is being allowed to leave them after 11 years at the club to join Ligue 1 side Nice.
However, given all the time that Fulham have already spent on the deal, it would take a lot to derail it at this late stage.
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.