Arsenal star Bernd Leno wanted in Benfica transfer but goalkeeper’s £8.5m valuation proving to be stumbling block

ARSENAL are attempting to barter a cut-price deal for goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

SunSport completely revealed the Gunners are hoping to scrape together £60million this summer from a fireplace sale of Emirates outcasts.

Arsenal are keen to let Bernd Leno go away this summerGetty

And German goalkeeper Leno, 30, is one in all seven-players in for the chop at a knockdown worth.

Portuguese outfit Benfica have an interest however are quibbling over Arsenal’s £8.5million valuation of the stopper.

Aaron Ramsdale’s £30m arrival final summer season has restricted Leno to only 4 Premier League appearances this marketing campaign.

Leno is now deemed surplus to necessities with American goalkeeper Matt Turner set to arrive in the summer as backup to Ramsdale.

An £8.5m sale would imply a £14m loss on Leno after he signed from Bundesliga aspect Bayer Leverkusen for £22.5m four-years in the past.

The nine-cap Germany worldwide has performed 125 video games in whole for the Gunners.

However with plans to spend £150m this summer season, a yard sale of gamers is anticipated.

Boss Mikel Arteta is comfortable to let Hector Bellerin, Lucas Torreira, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Pablo Mari go away alongside Leno.


The Spaniard doesn’t take into account any of the forgotten stars to be in his plans.

Matteo Guendouzi and Konstantinos Mavropanos have already generated £12.5million after being offloaded to Marseille and Stuttgart respectively.

And additional gross sales would assist construct up funds for a switch splurge forward of a return to the Europa League subsequent season.

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