Real Madrid are in pole position to sign Gareth Bale, according to the English paper 'Mirror'. The story reveals that the "Spanish giants" will offer Tottenham close to 70 million euros (60 million pounds) for the player and also mentions the contractual conditions: a five-year deal worth 11.5 million euros per year (10 million pounds).
In total, 'Mirror' believes the whole deal would involve Madrid parting with 130 million euros (110 million pounds) to sign the winger. Real Madrid are keen to persuade Spurs president Daniel Levy, who may offer Bale more money to keep him at White Heat Lane. That said, Levy, who signed a collaboration agreement with Real Madrid after Modric's move, knows that it will be difficult to compete with that kind of offer and keep the player at the club.
'Mirror' also claims that Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Chelsea are in the running, but believes that Real Madrid are the favourites. The 23-year-old Welshman has still not ruled out staying at Tottenham and, according to the report, will not force his own exit like his former team-mate Luka Modric, who moved to Real Madrid last summer.
Nevertheless, the Gareth Bale's appearance at Old Trafford for the Champions League game between Manchester United and Real Madrid sparked a new wave of rumours and increased fears among Spurs fans that they may lose their star player.