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Arsenal in ‘very advanced talks’ to agree transfer deal for sixth summer signing

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Arsenal are reportedly close to securing their sixth recruit of the summer transfer window with negotiations at an advanced stage to sign goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Borussia Monchengladbach.

Unai Emery’s side have already recruited a shot-stopper in the form of Bernd Leno to provide competition but with both David Ospina and Petr Cech appearing likely to leave the Emirates, the club appear on the verge of securing another keeper.

According to Marca, the Gunners are close to acquiring the services of Sommer from Monchengladbach and the 29-year-old could compete with Leno for the number one role next term.

Earlier this week, Cech’s agent clarified that the veteran is focused on his duties with the Gunners but based on the speculation, the 36-year-old could be leaning towards a probable exit.

Cech has been associated with a possible return to Chelsea to replace Thibaut Courtois and this may end up as a probable case, should Sommer make the switch to the English capital.

On the other hand, Ospina appears set to follow the same route after experiencing another frustrating season last term where he was the second-choice shot-stopper.

The 29-year-old has never really got his chance to establish himself between the sticks and it is only a matter of time before the Colombian parts ways with the club.

Arsenal have recently made the trip to Singapore where they take on Atletico Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain in the International Champions Cup.

The Gunners have so far picked up comfortable 8-0 and 9-0 friendly wins over Boreham Wood and Crawley Town respectively before succumbing to a shock 2-1 defeat to Championship side Brentford.

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