Real Madrid could offer Gareth Bale a return to Tottenham as part of an offer to bring Harry Kane to the Spanish capital, according to reports.
Kane has been one of Europe’s most lethal strikers for a number of seasons but he is yet to win any major silverware as he approaches his 27th birthday in July.
Indeed, the England captain has previously voiced doubts over his future in North London, insisting that his ambition would not stop him moving elsewhere if he felt the circumstances were right.
Manchester United have been touted as a potential next destination, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer continuing the transformation of his team.
According to Mundo Deportivo, however, Madrid are “keeping an eye” on Kane ahead of a possible swoop when the transfer window re-opens.
The Spanish news outlet says that Borussia Dortmund hitman Erling Braut Haaland – who has scored 12 goals in 11 games for the Bundesliga giants – is boss Zinedine Zidane’s top target.
If that move falls through, Kane is a solid next option but Real president Florentino Perez has concerns over negotiating with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.
Levy made life difficult for Madrid as the Spanish club eventually got deals over the line for Bale and Luka Modric.
As such, Bale could be offered back to Spurs, while James Rodriguez is another who could be sacrificed to make a deal cheaper.
Bale scored 56 goals and assisted 58 others in his time with Tottenham and has netted 105 times for Madrid, but he has a fractious relationship with Zidane and injuries have restricted his progress.
Rodriguez, meanwhile, has been linked with Everton, Arsenal and United in recent months.
In other news, the agent of Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld has argued against pay cuts for Premier League stars.
Stijn Francis’s comments come after top-flight players launched their own initiative to help NHS charities during the coronavirus pandemic.