GARETH BALE’S Tottenham return could be completed by the weekend after he reportedly passed a medical.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is as desperate as manager Jose Mourinho to tie up a £20million season’s loan for the wantaway Real Madrid attacker.
Now Spain’s EFE outlet claim the 31-year-old has got the green light to move after health checks at Real’s Valdebebas training ground.
SunSport exclusively revealed Tottenham’s frantic efforts to put a package together for the Wales superstar, who exited for the Bernabeu in 2013 for a then-world record £86m.
And Spurs appear sure to beat Manchester United in the hunt for Bale.
Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is thought to have switched attention to the ex-Southampton wideman after losing patience in his pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s England flier Jadon Sancho.
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But Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett confirmed Bale’s preference for his old club.
Barnett said: “Gareth still loves Spurs. We are talking. It’s where he wants to be.”
And he also told Sky Sports: “There’s a long way to go on some issues, but without doubt Gareth is closer to leaving Madrid than at any time in the last seven years.
“The deal is complicated, but there’s reason to believe a deal is close and things could move very quickly if discussions continue to go well.”
Real chief Zinedine Zidane has all but frozen Bale out this year.
And negotiations for his departure have hotted up in the past few days after he urged Premier League clubs less than a fortnight ago to rescue him.