Stuttgart rejects Leverkusen’s bid for Leno

Stuttgart says it has turned down Bayer Leverkusen’s bid for

goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

Director of sports Fredi Bobic tells Kicker magazine Leverkusen

made ”an offer not worth mentioning” and that Stuttgart wants to

keep Leno anyway.

Leno was Stuttgart’s backup keeper when he was sent on loan to

Leverkusen at the start of the season to fill in for the injured

Rene Adler. The time of Adler’s return from knee surgery remains

uncertain and Leverkusen is keen to retain the talented Leno after

the loan deal expires on Dec. 31.