By Tottenham correspondent Tony Hughes
Tottenham can land goalkeeper target Bernd Leno for a cut-price fee if they make a bid before the end of this week, according to a report.
Bayer Leverkusen No1 Leno has found his path to the Germany national team blocked by Manuel Neuer but he has been linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid.
According to the Sun, Leno has a release clause of £12.5million which expires on 30 April and after that date the Bundesliga club Leverkusen could more than double the asking price.
Spurs are said to be closely monitoring the 24-year-old as they step up plans to refurbish their squad ahead of the summer transfer window but it is likely his fee will rise after Saturday’s cut-off.
The Sun report that it is rumoured Leno wants to quit Leverkusen because of disagreements with manager Roger Schmidt but the former Germany Under-21 international might not accept coming in as No 2 keeper to Hugo Lloris.
It is claimed Leverkusen bosses were expecting Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to come in for Leno and take advantage of his get-out clause.
Barcelona could make a move for Leno if Marc-Andre Ter Stegen forces a summer move to Manchester City to join up with incoming new manager Pep Guardiola.
In other Tottenham transfer news, the new Eric Dier could be at White Hart Lane next season.