Arsenal ‘ready to rival West Ham for West Brom goalkeeper Johnstone amid doubts about Leno’

Arsenal ‘ready to rival West Ham for West Brom and England goalkeeper Sam Johnstone amid doubts over future of number 1 Bernd Leno’

  • Sam Johnstone has emerged as a possible target for Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta
  • Sheffield United’s Aaron Ramsdale and Barcelona goalkeeper Neto also on the radar
  • West Ham reportedly rejected £6million offer for West Brom goalkeeper doel

Arsenal could make a move for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone amid doubts about the future of number 1 Bernd Leno.

Sky Sports News claims the 28-year-old has emerged as a possible target for Gunners boss Mikel Arteta.

Sheffield United stopper Aaron Ramsdale has been linked with a move to the Gunners and there is also interest in Barcelona’s No 2 Neto.

Arsenal are reportedly interested in West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone

However, Arsenal have now expressed interest in signing Johnstone from relegated West Brom.

Former Man United Academy product Johnstone made 131 appearances for the Baggies and kept 30 clean sheets during his three-year stay in the West Midlands.

West Ham are said to have rejected a £6million offer for Johnstone by the Championship club this month.

West Ham reportedly had £6million offer for Johnstone rejected by West Brom

West Ham reportedly had £6million offer for Johnstone rejected by West Brom

England goalkeeper Johnstone has been targeted by a handful of top clubs who played for the Baggies, despite their relegation from the Premier League in 2020/21.

The 28-year-old has a one-year contract with the Hawthorns, with the club estimating their keeper at £10 million.

Spurs have also been linked with Johnstone but are now turning their attention to Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini.

The Baggies goalkeeper, 28, has one year left on his current contract and is valued at £10million

The Baggies goalkeeper, 28, has one year left on his current contract and is valued at £10million

West Ham are also looking for a goalkeeper this summer, with the same outlet reporting that PSG’s Alphonse Areola remains the club’s main target.

The French goalkeeper was loaned to Fulham last season, who were also relegated to the second tier, and the club is said to be looking to sign a loan deal for the three-time Ligue 1 winner.

Areola’s future with the French giants looks bleak after the Parisians announced the arrival of AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The 22-year-old keeper is going on a free transfer in a huge coup for Mauricio Pochettino after his exploits at the European Championship with Italy, who won the championship after a penalty shootout win over England.

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