Tim Wiese is a target for Tottenham, according to reports in Germany, with the stopper also wanted by the likes of Real Madrid and Hoffenheim.

Wiese's contract with Werder Bremen is running down, and the 30 year old has reportedly made his intentions to leave the club clear. Hoffenheim manager Markus Babbel insists a deal for the star may be agreed as early as next week.

"We are in negotiations with Tim Wiese and want him," he told Bild. "If players like him are on the market, I will look to get them. I hope that next week we can close the deal."

But things might not come as easily for Babbel as he hopes, and according to the German paper, Read Madrid are keen to find a replacement keeper for Iker Casillas after the keeper had a series of disagreements with Jose Mourinho.

Tottenham, meanwhile, are also believed to be chasing Wiese, with the club looking to build more depth in their keeping department, particularly with Heurelho Gomes looking very likely to be granted an exit in the summer.

Tim Wiese
Tim Wiese is reportedly a target for Tottenham.

Gomes had been hoping for a January exit, with the 31 year old telling reporters just before the mid-season transfer window opened: "It is very hard to keep driving yourself on when you are not in the team. I have never been in a situation like this before.

"I think they signed Friedel to be No.2 because the people around the club said that was the case. So I was relaxed about the situation.

"I thought I'd be playing the first game against Manchester UnitedDescription: http://static.lingospot.com/spot/image/spacer.gif - but it didn't happen. That's why I'm frustrated now, I thought I would remain as No.1 this season.

"I need to think about a new club because I want to play for Brazil again. To do that I need regular games and at Tottenham that is not possible."

With that in mind, Tottenham will be on the lookout for a new keeper, and with Wiese hoping to break into the Germany international squad once more, he may be willing to listen to offers from a top English club, particularly if they qualify for the Champions League.

The former Bayer Leverkusen youth star admitted that he would be open to any offer given to him, saying: "I have not signed anything with any club as yet. I have time to listen to everything [before making a decision]."