Real Madrid is considering the idea of letting Gareth Bale leave the club for a FREE transfer this summer.
The 29-year-old of the Spanish giants seems to be at the top, with manager Zinedine Zidane pushing him to make room for his team.
Bale has no shortage of interested suitors, but most have been discouraged by the cost of a potential deal.
Madrid is currently paying the Welshman a huge salary of 13 million pounds a year.
And the Times reported that they may now be ready to let him leave the club for nothing, just to get his pay off.
This brought attention to the former club Tottenham and Man Utd, with both clubs claiming to consider a move to the attacker.
The United States has long been Bale's admirers, but they have not been able to drive him away from Los Blancos in recent seasons.
Bale is now more open to a change, however, after a couple of difficult seasons with Madrid.
Despite having won four Champions League titles with the club – including two goals in last year's final against Liverpool – Bale is not a popular figure in Madrid.
He found hard-to-find first-team opportunities this season, and was even whistled by his own fans on more than one occasion.
His cause was not helped by the return of Zidane as a manager, who is known for not being one of Bale's greatest supporters.
United could have burst out of Spurs' interests, however, where Bale spent six successful seasons from 2007 to 2013.
The former Spurs teammate, Peter Crouch, said at the express that the return to White Hart Lane would make sense.
"Gareth Bale's position at Real Madrid continues to confuse me and the abuse of such a talented player is ridiculous," said Crouch.
"But if it won't be used regularly next season, I'd like to see him return to the Spurs.
"He continues to be tied to Manchester United, but I don't see that club that fits him to the minute."
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