Bayer Leverkusen want at least €25m from Tottenham Hotspur for attacking midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu.

Spurs are showing interest in the former Hamburg man, with Mauricio Pochettino's side looking to scoop up the technically gifted midfielder before the transfer window slams shut.

But Leverkusen will drive a hard bargain if Calhanoglu is to leave the club and according to Sky Deutschland, the Bundesliga side are determined not to take a cent less than €25m.

Spurs' interest in the 24-year-old has been confirmed by his agent and the Premier League could represent a lucrative switch for the Turkey star.

Calhanoglu was linked with a switch to a number of Premier League sides while at Hamburg, but it was Leverkusen who won the race by slapping in a bid of €14.5m and convincing the attacking midfielder his development would be best served by staying in the Bundesliga.


Two years later, Calhanoglu may believe the time is right to test his skills in the Premier League.

Calhanoglu was born in Germany, but chose to turn out for Turkey at youth international level, graduating to the senior national side in 2013.

He has 20 caps for Turkey so far, with six goals to his name.