Tottenham could finally be able to seal a return for Gareth Bale this summer with Real Madrid reportedly ready to listen to offers for the Welshman.
Speculation has been rife over the future of the 30-year-old, who currently earns a whopping £350,000-a-week at the Bernabeu.
Real boss Zinedine Zidane does not see Bale as part of his long-term plans and, according to AS, he is ready to cash in on the winger in order to fund signings to improve his squad.
However, Bale’s wages would be a stumbling block for any potential suitor – including his former club Tottenham – with many clubs unwilling to meet his lucrative wages.
Nevertheless, there is hope that Bale would be willing to take a pay-cut to join another club as he reaches the tail end of his career.
The Wales star recently admitted he would be open to a move to MLS when speaking on the The Hat-Trick podcast presented by Charlie Stillitano, Ray Hudson and Neil Barnett.
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“I think it’s a league that’s on the up and still rising,” said Bale. “I think a lot more players want to come over to America now and play. I’d definitely be interested in it. I love going to Los Angeles on holiday and stuff like that.”
Bale nearly left Real Madrid last summer to join Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning but the move – which would have earned him £1m-a-week – fell through.
During the January transfer window he was linked with a shock return to Spurs, the side he left in a world record deal in 2013. He is also a long-term target of Manchester United’s, and they could renew their interest if Bale is put up for sale this summer.