Wolverhampton Wanderers have reportedly entered talks with German Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen over the signing of German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
The 26-year-old has previously stated his desire for a new challenge following seven years at Leverkusen, and reports suggest he wants to try his hand in the top flight of English football.
German media outlet Fussball Transfers (via HITC) has reported that recently promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers lead a long line of clubs looking to sign Leno, who would be let go for a fee in the region of £20 million.
The German club have resigned themselves to the fact that they are expected to lose the six cap German international, and they already have a deal in place to sign Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Lukas Hradecky as a replacement.
Leno is one of the top goalkeepers in world football, and has been linked with move to Europa League winners Atletico Madrid. However, he is expected to favour a move to a club where he would be guaranteed the number 1 spot, and the Spanish side are unlikely to be able to offer him that unless they lose Slovenian shot stopper Jan Oblak.
Wolverhampton Wanderers’ current goalkeeper John Ruddy won the golden glove in the Sky Bet Championship this season, as the Black Country club strolled to the title.
However, it seems his time at Molineux may be over, as Nuno Santo seeks a better quality goalkeeper. The club have already been linked with Joe Hart, Jack Butland and Rui Patricio this summer, showing the Portguese manager’s desire to bring in a new goalkeeper.