Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is yet to solve his goalkeeping crisis and is now turning to Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno, according to reports from the Metro.
The 22-year-old had been a January target for the Gunners when current number one Wojciech Szczesny was dropped due to a string of poor displays.
To make matters worse, he was also fined for smoking in the locker rooms, adding to speculation that he could be in line for an exit.
With the Poland international benched, Wenger opted to use new summer signing David Ospina, but may now look for a new man between the sticks at the end of the current campaign.
Scouts have already been sent to watch the Bundesliga keeper, who earlier revealed that he would be interested in a move to the Premier League.
“The foreign option is certainly appealing,” he said.
“A new language, a new culture – that I could definitely even imagine.”
Leno has already established himself as Leverkusen’s number one, making 21 league appearances out of a possible 21 and managing to keep eight clean sheets so far this season.