Spurs interested in Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu
By Lyall Thomas
Last Updated: 24/08/16 1:36pm
Tottenham are interested in signing Bayer Leverkusen's attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.
Sky sources understand Spurs are looking for another creative player and the 22-year-old Turkey international fits that profile.
But it is understood he is one of a number of player Spurs are looking at in that position.
Calhanoglu's agent, Bektas Demirtas, confirmed to German publication Express on Wednesday: "It is true that Tottenham have registered their interest with me."
Sky Germany claim Leverkusen's manager Roger Schmidt does not see Calhanoglu as a first-choice starter for the new Bundesliga season and the player would like to leave.
However, striker Javier Hernandez broke his hand on Tuesday and is expected to be out for at least two weeks, therefore the chances of Calhanoglu moving to another club seems unrealistic for now.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has said he hopes to sign up to three new players before the transfer deadline.
Spurs are working hard to close out a deal for Marseille winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, while they also want to sign young goalkeeper Pau Lopez from Espanyol.
A number of players are expected to leave the club before he deadline. Ryan Mason is the subject of talks with Hull and DeAndre Yedlin is close to joining Newcastle.
Nabil Bentaleb is of interest to Schalke while Nacer Chadli and Tom Carroll are also surplus to Pochettino's plans.