Incoming Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola is chasing Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Daily Mail says Bale is firmly in the minds of the incoming Bayern regime.

Bale's future has been the subject of intense speculation over the last two summers, and the Spurs star's next move will become a hot topic again at the end of the season.

It is widely acknowledged that Real Madrid are the favourites to land the Wales man when he finally leaves White Hart Lane.

But Guardiola, who assembled the Barcelona team who have dominated Spanish and European football in recent years, is ready to rival Real for Bale.