Voller: Leno can leave, but on our terms

Bayer 04 Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller says they are ready to let go of Bernd Leno, but insists the goalkeeper will only leave on their terms.

Leno has been linked with a number of top teams in Europe and is said to be a top target for the Azzurri, along with Portugal international Rui Patricio.

The Serie A club are on the lookout for a new keeper after Pepe Reina left on a free transfer. They are also likely to reinforce their squad before the start of the new season following the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as their new manager.

And Voller told Bild: “Leno can leave but only on our terms. We are still in constant and open exchange with Bernd and his manager.

“Leno already had a concrete offer from Napoli in 2017, but we didn’t have an equivalent back-up at the time.

‘He had to stay and he did really well last season, but we thought Bernd’s desire to leave would resurface so and so with the arrival of Lukas Hradecky we have a high quality successor.”

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