Liga title holders ponder big-money swoop for Welsh winger.
Spanish giants Real Madrid will step up their attempts to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale at the end of this season, reports the Daily Mail.
The Wales international is currently enjoying a sensational campaign for the North London club, having scored an impressive 23 goals so far, double his tally from last season.
And, with doubts currently surrounding whether Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo will be extending his current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu, the Liga champions are believed to be considering turning to Tottenham’s 23-year-old midfield player as a possible replacement for the playmaker in the Spanish capital this summer.
Meanwhile, Bale himself is looking ahead to Sunday’s north London derby at White Hart Lane, with the player hoping for revenge from the last time Spurs met Arsenal at the Emirates: “I don’t think the 5-2 score really affects this game. We had 10 men for 73 minutes, which isn’t easy – especially at the Emirates against probably one of the best footballing teams,” Bale told Sport magazine.
“We just want to take all three points in this one, especially being at home. It’s a massive game and Arsenal are probably the one team we want to beat more than anything.
“[We’ve] got stronger every year since I’ve been here. I think the standard of players is going up and up. We’re still progressing now, and hopefully there’s a lot more to come.”