Tottenham are reportedly mulling over a permanent move for Real Madrid loanee Gareth Bale in the summer. Bale scored twice as Jose Mourinho's side beat Burnley 4-0, taking his goal tally to four in as many games.
The Welshman's return to Spurs did not get off to the best of starts, and it appeared as though his time at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium would come to an end after the current season. However, according to the Express, following his upturn in form, Spurs are softening their stance on the idea of offering him an extension.
Madrid are keen to get Bale off their books as they continue to pursue Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe. The report claims that Bernbaeu chiefs are preparing a £135m bid for the Frenchman, and will be open to selling Bale, who has one year left on his deal and is on an eye-watering £600,000-a-week of wages.
Tottenham boss Mourinho has pleaded with the Welsh national team to go easy on Bale in their World Cup qualifying games at the end of this month. The 31-year-old is a vital cog in the Wales team and will be expected to start when they take on Belgium and Czech Republic competitively, with a friendly against Mexico sandwiched in the middle.
Mourinho said last week: “Our players are going to be on a 10-match run in March, which is crazy. Seven for the club plus three for national teams. Gareth is a player we need to take care of. He is playing all the minutes that he can and that we feel are good for his evolution. I want to play him on Thursday and Sunday, and next week against Dinamo - but I don't think I can.”