Report: Spurs in discussions about signing Bayer Leverkusen's Bernd Leno, despite having Lloris

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Tottenham are reportedly looking to land Bayer Leverkusen ace Bernd Leno.

According to Bild, Tottenham Hotspur have been in discussions about signing Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno - despite already having Hugo Lloris in the ranks.

Spurs are gearing up for next season's Champions League having already guaranteed qualification into Europe's premier club competition, but manager Mauricio Pochettino will know that he needs to strengthen his squad in order to compete in multiple competitions next season.

Now, major German newspaper Bild report that Tottenham have been in talks about one signing already - but surprisingly, it's Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Leno, 24, has earned a reputation as one of the top goalkeepers in German football ever since leaving Stuttgart for Leverkusen back in 2011, but has yet to play for the German national team due to the presence of Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer.

Still, his performances in Germany and in the Champions League have made Leno one of the top young goalkeepers in Europe, and Spurs are believed to be making a move to sign him ahead of moneybags Leipzig.

It's a strange link to say the least. Tottenham already have one of the best keepers in the world in Hugo Lloris, and they even have a strong deputy in Michel Vorm. Unless Lloris was leaving White Hart Lane - which looks hugely unlikely right now - it seems unlikely that Spurs would splash out for another goalkeeper, only to be backup to Lloris.

If Spurs believe that Lloris is, for some reason, leaving the club, then Leno certainly makes sense as a possible replacement - but for now, this deal looks unlikely, even if Spurs have been watching Leno recently.

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