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Bale, Benzema or Modric best option for Spurs in Kane to Madrid swap?

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September...

Real Madrid are prepared to offer Tottenham Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema or Luka Modric in a bid to sign Harry Kane.

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Tottenham Hotspur at John Smith's Stadium on September...Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match against Huddersfield Town.

Real Madrid have made signing Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur their top priority next summer and president Florentino Perez is prepared to offer one of their current stars in the deal, reports Diario Gol.

It is believed that Spurs will not allow Kane to leave North London for less than £179m and are refusing entirely to allow him to join another Premier League club.

However, in a bid to convince Tottenham to let the striker come to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu they will allow one of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema or Luka Modric to go the other way - but which would be the best for the English side?

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF (L) competes for the ball with Kevin Rodrigues of Real Sociedad de Futbol to  score his team's third goal during the La Liga match between Real Sociedad and...Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF (L) competes for the ball with Kevin Rodrigues of Real Sociedad de Futbol.

Gareth Bale

Became the most expensive player of all time at the time when he left White Hart Lane for Madrid in the summer of 2013 for a fee of £85.3m (BBC).

Bale was signed as the long-term replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo and despite plenty of success in terms of silverware, has failed to truly assert himself under current head coach Zinedine Zidane.

At Spurs the Wales international was a huge star and the team have made huge strides forwards since his departure and he could arguably do even more there now, but is not a similar player to Kane.

TOPSHOT - Real Madrid's French forward Karim Benzema (C) heads the ball past Valencia's Brazilian defender Jeison Murillo (R) during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF vs...Real Madrid's Karim Benzema (C) heads the ball past Valencia defender Jeison Murillo (R).

Karim Benzema

The most suitable like-for-like replacement for the England international, Benzema's scoring record for Los Blancos has been overshadowed by Ronaldo but he still has a respectable 182 goals in 371 appearances.

The Frenchman is still 29-years-old as well so could still have a few more years at the very top, but has fallen behind Kane in terms of the best strikers in Europe.

Luka Modric

Another ex-Tottenham man and unlike Bale has taken huge strides forwards since signing for the Spanish giants, becoming an integral part of a team that has won three Champions League trophies in the last four years.

However, by next summer Modric will be 33 and while the Croatia international would easily fit into a Mauricio Pochettino side, he is not the player to build the long-term future of a team around.

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