Arsenal close in on double signing to bolster back division

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Both would aid the north Londoners' defence considerably, with 26-year old Leno replacing Petr Cech between the sticks and Sokratis likely to partner Laurent Koscielny in the heart of the defence.

And it appears he is close to getting his man, with Sport Bild reporting that an official announcement is expected soon.

The report claims that Leno is set to cost £22m after he made it clear to Leverkusen that he wanted to leave the club.

Leno had been regarded as one of the brightest goalkeeping talents in Europe when he was younger but his development seems to have stalled in recent years in Germany.

President Trump slams Robert De Niro as 'a very Low IQ individual'
Robert De Niro presenting during the 2018 Tony Awards . "I watched him. and truly believe he may be "punch-drunk"," he said. How no one has looped that into one of those 10-hour videos of him just saying " Fuck Trump " over and over is beyond me.

Arsenal remain in talks with Sampdoria over a move for midfielder Lucas Torreira, although a source has told ESPN FC that no deal has yet been finalised.

Papastathopoulos, 29, was out of contract next summer, with Arsenal paying around £16m for the centre-back.

He has become a key player at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris and is ranked among the best defensive midfielders in Serie A. He has one Uruguay cap and was included in Óscar Tabárez's World Cup squad for the tournament in Russian Federation this summer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 03: Shkodran Mustafi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on January 3, 2018 in London, England.

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