Gareth Bale is very close to rejoining Tottenham Hotspur on loan, according to Sky Sports.

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett has admitted that the Welshman wants to play for the London club again, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy reportedly pushing for the move. Madrid want Bale off their books, as he currently earns a reported 14 million euros per year and has fallen out of favour with head coach Zinedine Zidane.

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho spoke with Bale about how he sees him fitting in to his plans after receiving permission from Real Madrid.

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,” Bale’s agent, Barnett, told Sky Sports News.

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.