Tottenham to use Dele Alli as makeweight in Gareth Bale deal with Real Madrid?
Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly considering including Dele Alli in any deal to re-sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid this summer.
Agent Jonathan Barnett yesterday confirmed that Bale is in talks over a return to Tottenham, where the Welshman spent six years from 2007 to 2013.
The 31-year-old has been frozen out by Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane and is deemed surplus to requirements, with the Spanish giants desperate to shift his massive wages.
The Telegraph reports that Spurs could take Bale on loan for a season with Madrid paying half of his wages and Alli moving in the opposite direction, also on loan.
Madrid are also open to the idea of selling Bale on a permanent transfer for just £18m, although the winger's wage demands are likely to price Tottenham out of such a deal.
Bale scored just three goals in 20 appearances across all competitions last season, while Alli netted nine times in 38 games.