By Sami Mokbel for MailOnline
Published: 19:42 BST, 15 September 2020 | Updated: 20:35 BST, 15 September 2020
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,