Fulham are claimed to be in a confident mood as they look to add a new goalkeeper this summer, with Fabrizio Romano claiming they are alone in trying to negptiate a deal for one of Arsenal’s Bernd Leno or Barcelona’s Neto.
The Gunners have been linked with the Brazilian shot-stopper previously, but after deals to sign Aaron Ramsdale and Matt Turner inside the last 1 months, we are unlikely to be in the market for a new goalkeeper any time soon.
Bernd Leno looks likely to be on the move this summer, having fallen down the pecking order last term, and Fulham have been strongly linked with his signature, but with no fee having been agreed at present, it remains to be seen whether we will be able to offload the German.
The Cottagers are claimed to be in a confident mood as they eye both Neto and Leno, with Romano claiming that they are the only ones currently pursuing either option.
Fulham are working on new goalkeeper. Talks ongoing with Arsenal for Leno but still no full agreement on the fee – that's why there are also discussions with Barcelona for Neto ⚪️⚫️ #FulhamFC
Fulham, in strong position as they feel they're alone in the race for both goalkeepers.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 25, 2022
It sounds as though Fulham could be trying to carve out the best deal, with both Barca and Arsenal likely to be keen to sell this summer, but at present, we seem willing to play hardball.
It will be interesting to see if we can build further interest in Leno, knowing that we are likely to lose him for free in 12 months time if we cannot find a potential suitor this summer, and with Turner and Ramsdale in the squad, he is unlikely to play much a role in our campaign if he was to stay on.
Will Arsenal have to lower their asking price before the window is out?