Tottenham Hotspur believe that they have made a breakthrough in the negotiations to sign Gareth Bale.
The Times report that there is growing confidence among Spurs officials that they could bring him back to North London before the transfer deadline closes tonight.
While not all aspects of the deal have been agreed, notably how they would manage to cope with his £500,000 a week wage demands, there is hope that Spurs could pull off what would be the deal of the transfer window.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is said to have travelled to Spain to hold discussions with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Bale came close to leaving the Spanish giants in the summer when a move to China appeared to be on the verge of happening before Perez pulled the plug on the transfer (Mirror).
The Welshman left Spurs in 2013 to make the move to the La Liga giants for a then world record fee of £85.3million (BBC).
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