Leeds United are preparing to make an offer for Heurelho Gomes, after Tottenham confirmed that the goalkeeper will be released in the summer transfer window, according to the Express.

The 33-year-old keeper had entered talks with the Yorkshire club to discuss a loan deal in February, but after Tottenham announced that they will release the Brazilian, Leeds are set to bring him in on a free transfer this summer.

Spurs bought the Brazil international from PSV Eindhoven for £7.8 million in 2008. But since the club signed Brad Friedal from Blackburn in 2011 and Hugo Lloris from Lyon in 2012, Gomes has been confined to the bench.

The Brazilian has not played for Tottenham since November 2011, when Harry Redknapp was in charge.

The North London club issued a statement, which read: "Heurelho Gomes is to leave the club at the conclusion of his contract next month and we would like to wish the popular goalkeeper all the best for the future."

Leeds have also expressed an interest in signing Southend goalkeeper Daniel Bentley, as they look to replace their current number one Paddy Kenny, who is set to leave Elland Road this summer. 

However, as Massimo Cellino continues on his cost-cutting crusade, and the club looks to abide by the Financial Fair Play restrictions, Leeds will have to offer Gomes a significant pay cut.

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