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Newly promoted Fulham are in talks to sign goalkeeper Bernd Leno from Arsenal.
The Germany stopper is widely expected to leave the Emirates this summer after falling down the pecking order behind Aaron Ramsdale and the arrival of substitute Matt Turner.
However, Leno’s agent Joannis Koukoutrigas believes his player should still be considered Arsenal’s number one and could still remain in north London.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are ready to buy Christopher Nkunku for a record fee.
RB Leipzig have reportedly given Nkunku a £100m tag, according to The Express.
But the Gunners are willing to pay the price for the 24-year-old, unlike Prem rivals Man United.
Elsewhere, Dusan Vlahovic has revealed he never had any intention of joining Arsenal as Juventus was the only club he had in mind.
He said: “Maybe my agent knows [about Arsenal’s offer] but I never spoke to anyone about it.
“I only had one club in mind because Juventus is Juventus. There is nothing more to say and now I am honored to have received this jersey. It’s amazing every time I put it on.
“I definitely identify with their DNA. The personality of Juventus matches my personality.
“When you come here you never give up, you fight all the time, you make the sacrifices. That was definitely what I was looking for.”
Finally, Arsenal defender Pablo Mari is being pursued by AC Milan and Lazio, reports say.
Mari made waves in Serie A last season while on loan at Udinese.
And Milan see him as the ideal man to organize their defense if they miss Sven Botman.
Likewise, according to Corriere dello Sport, Lazio will turn to Mari if they fail to land Alessio Romagnoli.
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