Real Madrid are ready to blow Tottenham out of the water in a bid to sign Gareth Bale this summer.
The Welsh wonder has been offered a new deal to stay at Spurs worth around £150,000 a week.
It also contains a clause allowing him to leave next summer for £50m. But that does not matter to Madrid president Florentino Perez, who wants Bale NOW.
He will offer him even more money to join the Spanish giants. There is a five-year deal on the table for Bale, whichguarantees to match whatever wages he would earn at White Hart Lane.
But it also includes a lucrative image rights deal which would earn him even more millions.
However, Real insist they will not pay more than £43m, way below Tottenham’s valuation of the double Player of the Year.
Madrid have offered Spurs four players as potential makeweights in the deal – Pepe, Marcello, Gonzalo Higuain and Angel di Maria.
The only player Tottenham are interested in is striker Higuain and he does not want to leave the Bernabeu for a club which is not playing in the Champions League.
That has not put off Real, who still remember how Spurs chairman Daniel Levy insisted he would not sell Luka Modric to them, but eventually caved in.