Tottenham Hotspur have long been linked with Gareth Bale, but whether a return is possible this month remains to be seen.
Spurs have been linked with Bale on numerous occasions in recent transfer windows, but they have failed to get a deal over the line.
Bale, who was once signed for £85 million (BBC Sport), is on a huge wage at Real Madrid and even though it appears that he is available for transfer, Spurs have always seemed to be outsiders in the race to land him.
The latest reports in Spain suggest that Tottenham are still hopeful of doing a deal for the Welshman though.
Jose Mourinho has never been afraid to sign more experienced players, and would surely take Bale if the deal was possible.
However, after so many links with a return, Tottenham supporters will be very cautious over becoming too optimistic after the latest reports.
There is still a great deal which stands in the way of Bale and any potential return to Tottenham.
And while the rumours do at least offer some encouragement to Spurs fans that a Bale comeback still remains a possibility, it does seem a highly unlikely transfer at this stage.