White Hart Lane boss Mauricio Pochettino has been busy clearing away the deadwood from his squad this summer and Spurs have reportedly sent a delegation to Germany according to the Telegraph.
Pochettino has offloaded Paulinho, Etienne Capoue, Lewis Holtby, Benjamin Stambouli, Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches in moves that have helpfully trimmed the North London club’s expansive squad.
The Daily Telegraph states that chief among Tottenham’s Bundesliga-based targets is Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender, with the international midfielder having struggled for regular first team action at the Westfalenstadion in 2014/15.
Bender made just 14 Bundesliga starts last season and is a player who is also said to interest Tottenham’s local rivals Arsenal (Bild via the Daily Mirror).
Tottenham are also tracking Schalke attacker Sidney Sam, who last season was suspended by the Bundesliga side with reports (via Sky Sports) stating at the time that the German international had no future at the Veltins-Arena club.
The Daily Telegraph states Spurs are also keeping tabs on Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Christoph Kramer.
Kramer is perhaps best known as the player who was forced off during the 2014 World Cup final against Brazil with concussion.
Although the 24-year-old is registered to Bayer Leverkusen, he has spent the past four seasons out on loan to Bochum and Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Last season, Tottenham missed out on a top-four finish, and Pochettino will be keen to strengthen his squad ahead of a renewed push to secure a Champions League berth.