Liverpool to go head-to-head with EPL giants for £18m-rated star

The Premier League giants Liverpool have reportedly joined Arsenal in the hunt to land German goalkeeper Bernd Leno from the German club Bayer Leverkusen.

Liverpool are understood to have ended their interest in Atletico Madrid shot-stopper Jan Oblak and Roma’s Brazilian star Alisson Becker because of their high asking prices.

Bernd is said to be obtainable for a cut-price fee of £22 million, meanwhile, piquing the interest of the Gunners as they look to substitute the ageing Petr Cech.

According to the German tabloid newspaper Bild, however, Liverpool have now joined the hunt to sign the 26-year-old star and have already made a real offer.

The Serie A giants Napoli could also make an approach for him as Partenopei looking for a worthy replacement for Pepe Reina and, in a further twist, Giallorossi may table a bid if Alisson Becker is prised away by Real Madrid.

The 26-year-old Bernd Leno has been left out of his country’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup.

The current season, in all competitions (1.Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal), Bernd Leno has made 38 appearances and collected 12 clean sheets.