Arsenal are ready to let Bernd Leno join Newcastle on loan if they can secure a deal for US international keeper Matt Turner.
Leno is looking forward to kickstarting his career after losing his number one status to Aaron Ramsdale at the Emirates this season.
And manager Mikel Arteta will not stand in the way of his departure once a replacement back-up is signed.
The club has already started talks with the New England Revolution for Turner, 27, who was recently voted MLS’ Goalkeeper of the Year.
And they are confident they can land a deal in the region of £5 million for the player who is vying for his country’s number one shirt with Manchester City’s Jack Stephens.
Leno, 29, fears a lack of first-team action will cost him a place in Germany’s World Cup squad.
He was relegated by Arteta after Arsenal’s first three Premier League games of the season and has since only appeared in the Carabao Cup and FA Cup.
And when Ramsdale was named in the starting line-up for the Carabao Cup semi-final games against Liverpool, Leno knew his time in north London was over.
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Signing £19.2 million from Bayer Leverkusen in 2018, he still has an 18-month contract.
But Arsenal had always been planning to sell him over the summer and are now set to accelerate his departure following interest from struggling Newcastle.
If Newcastle survives relegation they are set to move to St James’ Park on loan with the obligation to sign him permanently over the summer.
But Leno, who is valued at around £10million by Arsenal, is not entirely convinced of committing his long-term future to Newcastle and would prefer a temporary move with the chance to weigh his options over the summer.
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