Spurs are said to be pressing ahead with plans to try and bring Gareth Bale back to the club.
According to a report from The Express, Daniel Levy is trying to negotiate a permanent deal with Real Madrid to see the Welsh winger return to London.
Bale has long been rumoured with a potential move away from Madrid. Despite playing a key role in winning three Champions League titles for Los Blancos, Bale has had his issues.
Manager, Zinedine Zidane, has openly criticised him in the past although Bale has been part of the squad in the main this season under the Frenchman.
Bale, now 30, has always maintained he is happy in Madrid after moving his family there when he initially moved to Spain from Spurs.
The report claims a loan move has been ruled out for Bale but talks of a permanent deal are not off the table.
That, then, could well interest Bale, who might see a return to the Premier League as the ideal next career move.
It is thought Bales’ £650,000 a week wages could prove to be a sticking point. However, Spurs are set to pocket £17m from the sale of Christian Eriksen and could well use that towards securing Bale’s signature.
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If ever Spurs were going to make a splash in the transfer market then signing someone of Bale’s calibre would be the ideal way to do so.
Bale, despite his critics, has been superb over in Madrid. He’s hit double figures in terms of goals in three of his five full seasons with the club. Indeed, in the 2015/16 campaign, Bale notched an impressive 27 goals between the Champions League and La Liga.
As Spurs continue to battle for a top-four place in the Premier League, the signing of someone like Bale could secure that spot.
Furthermore, it would give the Spurs fans a massive life to see one of their favourites back in the white shirt.