Tottenham appear to be at the front of the queue for a £40m-rated Bundesliga winger who has his heart set on a switch to England.
Spurs kicked their new campaign off in disastrous fashion after suffering a 1-0 defeat to Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton.
Manager Jose Mourinho voiced his displeasure with his side’s performance, even going so far as to label an element of his team’s display as “lazy”.
Nevertheless, the transfer window remains open, and Tottenham have plenty of time to acquire further additions, should they so wish.
The Jamaican international, 23, has been a dependable and capable performer in the Bundesliga, but their report reveals his desire to try his hand in England.
Bailey is described as wishing to make the switch in this window, and has previously been linked with Leeds United.
Rated at £40m, his price tag is likely to be slightly out of Spurs’ ideal range. However, Tottenham have continued to watch the star, and could yet act on their interest if Leverkusen are willing to lower their demands.
Everton are also name-checked as a potential suitor for the man who notched seven times in 33 appearances last season.
Spurs eyeing up shock Kane partner?
Meanwhile, Tottenham are reportedly interested in signing Southampton striker Danny Ings in a shock swoop this summer.
However, they are working on a limited budget, which will almost certainly harm their chances of doing a deal.
Ings notched 22 goals last season and would be more of a partner for Harry Kane than a back-up.
That would mean Mourinho changing his system, although his current one is hardly providing a flood of goals.