Real Madrid's Gareth Bale scores the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Group H football match against Borussia Dortmund.
Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a surprise return for Gareth Bale by the Mirror, over four years after selling him to Real Madrid in a then world record deal.
The report says that Madrid are ready to cash-in on Bale having grown frustrated with the amount of injuries the forward suffers and Spurs are among three Premier League clubs, along with Chelsea and Manchester United, thought to be interested.
Gareth Bale of Real Madrid CF walks onto the pitch prior to the La Liga match against Real Sociedad.
Yet despite having enjoyed great success at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu since his arrival in 2013, winning three Champions League trophies, La Liga and the Copa del Rey among other things, the Wales international will be 29 next summer and is very different from the player who left White Hart Lane.
Under manager Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham are all about looking to the future and blooding young talent, which is why they should perhaps turn their attention to Monaco's Thomas Lemar rather than a reunion with Bale.
The North Londoners were linked with the highly rated 22 year old by talkSPORT over the summer, before rivals Arsenal had a £90m deadline day bid rejected by the French champions.
Monaco's Thomas Lemar reacts during the French Ligue 1 football match against Montpellier.
The Mirror now reports that the Gunners are unlikely to return for Lemar, who has greatly impressed on both the domestic and international stage since arriving at the Stade Louis II from Caen in 2015.
This could leave Spurs with a great opportunity to try and tempt the France international to England once again and surely the winger would represent a more exciting long-term prospect than Bale?