Tottenham are believed to be leading the race for Borussia Dortmund defender Matthias Ginter. The 23-year-old is currently with the German national team competing in the Confederations Cup in Russia, where Die Mannschaft are set to play Chile in the final on July 2.

Ginter has also attracted interest from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach, however, Mauricio Pochettino's side is expected to land the German defender in an €18m transfer this summer according to Sport Witness reports.

The World Cup-winning defender joined Borussia Dortmund in 2014 and despite his versatility, he appears to be surplus to requirements at the Westfalenstadion under the new manager, Peter Bosz.

Ginter has made over 100 appearances for Dortmund since his arrival three years ago. The German international has played in a number of positions over his professional career, from his natural centre-back position to playing as a right midfielder.

It is known that Pochettino would like defensive reinforcements this summer and in Ginter, they will be signing a player who can only improve as he gets older. Dortmund manager Bosz could lose Ginter for as little as €18m, having already signed his replacement from Bayer 04 in the form of Turkish defender Ömer Toprak.

​​After Belgium international Jan Vertonghen turned 30 earlier this year, Pochettino will be keen to bring in a future prospect to work alongside 19-year-old Cameron Carter-Vickers as Spurs prepare for life without Verthongen and Toby Alderweireld at the heart of their defence.