Tottenham edge closer to sealing stunning return of Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale closing in on stunning Spurs return with Daniel Levy confident he can thrash out a deal with Real Madrid from under Man United’s noses… and Dele Alli could move the other way!

  • Tottenham Hotspur believe they can seal a sensational return for Gareth Bale
  • Dele Alli could be used as a makeweight in a potential deal for the Welshman
  • Real Madrid may end up paying in-excess of 50 percent of Bale’s large wages 

Tottenham were thrashing out a deal on Tuesday night to see former hero Gareth Bale make a sensational return to the club.

On a dramatic day of high-level discussions – led by chairman Daniel Levy – Spurs believe they have moved into a position where they have a realistic opportunity of snatching the Real Madrid star from under the noses of rivals Manchester United.

Sportsmail understands Real Madrid will agree to pay in-excess of 50 per cent of the Wales international’s astronomical wages of up to £500,000-per-week in order to facilitate the deal. 

Tottenham Hotspur are edging closer to a sensational deal which will see Gareth Bale return

Real Madrid are understood to be willing to pay in-excess of 50 per cent of Bale’s wages

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett gave an extra boost to fans hoping for a reunion, as he told BBC Wales that ‘Gareth still loves Spurs… It’s where he wants to be.’ 

Tottenham are believed to have explored a loan or a permanent deal, which could include a swap for one of the club’s premium first-team players, for Bale. 

Levy, who was also trying to close a deal for Real’s highly-rated left-back Sergio Reguilon, was at the forefront of Tottenham’s negotiations on Tuesday.

Sources even claimed that Spurs are even prepared to use Dele Alli as a makeweight in the deal for Bale, such was their determination to clinch a return for the 31-year-old.

Dele Alli could be used as a makeweight in the deal, such is Tottenham’s desire for Bale

And, as of Tuesday night, the north London club were confident they could land a player they sold for a then world record fee of £85.3million in 2013.

Tottenham have explored the idea of trying to lure Bale back to Premier League in previous seasons – but this is the closest they have gone to making a deal a reality.

United retain an interest in signing Bale as an alternative to Jadon Sancho, but Tottenham feel they are in pole position.

Spurs were also locked in advanced talks to sign £25million-rated Reguilon from the Bernabeu on Tuesday.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was at the forefront of negotiations on Tuesday evening

Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (pictured) saw Bale as an option this summer 

Similarly, United have an interest in the Spain international, who spent last season on loan at Sevilla but are set to be pipped by Spurs.

It is understood that Reguilon was originally attracted by a move to Old Trafford but the 23-year-old has been made aware of how desperate manager Jose Mourinho is to work with him, which has made a move to Spurs a very strong possibility.

Real are understood to want a buy-back clause in any departure for Reguilon, and Spurs are said to be more open to agreeing to that stipulation than United. 

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