Chelsea are lining up a £72.3m bid to sign Real Madrid winger and Manchester United target Gareth Bale this summer, according to the Metro.
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Bale is unsettled at the Bernabeu after a dip in form this season, and has alerted Premier League clubs as it seems he would be open to returning to England.
Chelsea are ready to make a huge offer for the Welshman, and could offer him wages of £300,000 per week, making him their highest paid player of all time.
Real paid £85m to sign the 25-year-old from Tottenham Hotspur, and it remains to be seen if they would be willing to take a £13m hit on that.