By James Dutton For Mailonline
Published: 18:41 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 19:21 BST, 9 September 2020
Real Madrid will reportedly pay half of Gareth Bale's £600,000-a-week salary to grant him his wish of returning to the Premier League this summer.
The Welshman said last week that the Spanish club were making it 'very difficult' for him to leave after his move to the Chinese Super League was blocked 12 months ago.
Now though their stance appears to be softening and they will subsidise half of his wages to get him off the books, according to The Telegraph.
Gareth Bale appears to be drawing closer to a permanent Real Madrid exit this summer
It comes as reports in Spain on Wednesday claimed Real are ready to let Bale leave for a cut-price fee of £22million amid interest from Manchester United.
Bale has returned to Madrid to join his team-mates in beginning their pre-season preparations but was unable