Tottenham Hotspur are in talks to sign Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale on loan.
Madrid are desperate to offload Bale’s exorbitant wages and are willing to partially subsidise a deal in order to facilitate the 31-year-old’s return to the Premier League.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Bale’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, said: “Gareth still loves Spurs. We are talking [Spurs, Real and Bale’s camp]. It’s where he wants to be.”
Bale joined Madrid from Spurs in 2013 for a then world record £85m fee and has since gone on to win four Champions League titles. However, his relationship with manager Zinedine Zidane is all but broken and the Welsh international barely featured following the lockdown.
Spurs are also in talks to sign Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon, who had attracted interest from Manchester United, too.
Reguilon, who won the Europa League while on loan at Sevilla last season, is also out of favour under Zidane, although Madrid are thought to want to include a buy-back clause in a deal worth around £25m.