Report: Wolves in talks with Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno

Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo celebrates winning the Sky Bet Championship match between Wolverhampton and Brentford at Molineux on January 2, 2018 in Wolverhampton, England.

German shot-stopper Bernd Leno looks set to leave the Bundesliga but could Wolverhampton Wanderers lure him to the Premier League?

Bernd Leno of Bayer 04 Leverkusen looks on during the UEFA Champions League Group E match between AS Monaco FC and Bayer 04 Leverkusen at Louis II Stadium on September 27, 2016 in Monte...

John Ruddy might have won the Championship’s Golden Glove award as Wolverhampton Wanderers cruised to the league title last season but he might have made his final appearance as the club’s undisputed number one.

According to German publication Fussball Transfers, Wolves have entered talks about potentially signing Bayer Leverkusen’s Bernd Leno in what would be a huge statement of intent from the newly promoted side.

Leno, who has been included in Germany’s preliminary squad for the World Cup along with Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen and Kevin Trapp, looks likely to leave Leverkusen this summer after stating that he is keen to try his hand in another league.

Germany's goalkeeper Bernd Leno lifts the trophy after winning the 2017 Confederations Cup final football match between Chile and Germany at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint...

And with a deal to sign the impressive Lukas Hradecky from Eintracht Frankfurt in place, FT suggests that Leverkusen could be willing to let the 26-year-old go so long as they receive offers in excess of £20 million.

It is understood that Wolves have been discussing a potential move to Molineux with the highly-rated goalkeeper but FT reports that Nuno Espirito Santo’s side would face a big challenge luring Leno to a newly promoted club.

Leverkusen's Austrian midflielder Julian Baumgartlinger, Leverkusen's German goalkeeper Bernd Leno and Leverkusen's German midfielder Lars Bender celebrate after the German first division...

Leno, who joined Leverkusen from Stuttgart in 2011, has big ambitions and is also on the radar of Europa League winners Atletico Madrid. Though he would likely be a back-up to Jan Oblak should the Slovenian remain at the Wanda Metropolitano.

The six-time Germany international was also in talks with Napoli but they have since broken down while Arsenal have been linked for a number of months.

The Sun stated last week that Leno is one of a number of targets for The Gunners as they embark on an overhaul of the squad Arsene Wenger is leaving behind.

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