As is the tradition during most transfer windows, the rumours of a potential Gareth Bale return to Spurs have once again risen to the surface.
The Welshman has looked a lonely figure in Madrid with seemingly no way back under Zinedine Zidane.
However, it is fair to say that the 31-year-old has not looked too bothered at being overlooked by his manager, with his body language on the bench attracting sharp criticism.
Zidane even admitted that the former Spurs star told him he preferred not to play in the Champions League tie against City last week (BBC).
Football Insider claimed a few days ago that the Lilywhites could make a late loan move for Bale but any deal would have to involve Los Blancos paying a considerable portion of his £600,000-a-week wages.
Fox Sports Mexico are now also reporting that Spurs are readying a loan offer to sign Bale.
They claim that Jose Mourinho wants to bring the winger back to North London and that Daniel Levy will try and persuade him to return on loan this summer.
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I would not be surprised if Real become so desperate to offload him that they loan him out while continuing to pay a chunk of his wages. Even in that context, it will be a hard ask for us to cover the rest of his mammoth salary. However, I certainly would not put it beyond Daniel Levy to work out some sort of compromise. The possibility of Bale receiving a portion of his wages upfront as a signing-on fee has also been mooted in the past.
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