Real Madrid are reportedly offering Tottenham Lassana Diarra at a cut price if they give the Spanish giants first option on Gareth Bale.
French international Diarra is destined for the Bernebeu exit door having found himself cut from the club’s pre-season tour of the USA.
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is a known admirer of Diarra having worked with him at Portsmouth before his big money move to Madrid.
However, it reamins to be seen whether Spurs will want to allow Europe’s most successful side the chance to talk to Welshman.
The North London outift are loathe to losing their star assets, which include Rafael Van der Vaart and Luka Modric.
Spurs have also been linked with moves for Joey Barton and Scott Parker as Redknapp looks to replace the likes of Jermaine Jenas and Wilson Palacios in the centre of midfield.