Report: Real Madrid hoping that Spurs make approach for Gareth Bale this summer

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Dom Le Roy

The speculation regarding Gareth Bale’s future has predictably gone into overdrive since the Welshman opened up on his future plans in an interview with Sky Sports last week.

The 31-year-old admitted in the interview that he could not rule out a return to the Premier League if an opportunity opened up this summer.

As is the case with almost every transfer window, Spurs have once again been linked with a move to re-sign the winger this summer (El Espanyol) but there have been suggestions that the deal might not be economically feasible for the Lilywhites (Express).

Ok Diario has now revealed that Tottenham represent Madrid’s best hope of moving Bale on this year, with the La Liga winners said to be desperate to get him off their wage bill.

The Spanish giants reportedly fear that they might be stuck with Bale for another season and are thus trying to everything in their power to ensure he leaves the Santiago Bernabeau.

The report reveals that Madrid have received no offer for the Wales international this summer, with Tottenham being the last club to enquire about the four-time Champions League winner.

It is asserted that with Jose Mourinho known to be a fan of the former Spurs star and Daniel Levy also being keen to take him back in the past, Madrid are hoping that an offer from the North Londoners is forthcoming before the transfer window shuts.

Finally, it is also said that, due to a change in legislation in China, Chinese Super League clubs will not be able to afford to sign Bale this summer, with a move to Spurs or the MLS the most likely outcome for the winger if he is to leave the Spanish capital.

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If Bale is to become available on a free transfer or at a reduced price in the final few days of the transfer window, I believe other clubs will also express interest in taking him. So, Spurs fans should not really be getting our hopes up about the Welshman returning to the club this summer. A centre-back and a back up to Kane should remain our priorities before the window shuts.

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