The Mirror says City are ready to make a £40million raid on Tottenham for Bale.
Super-rich City will try to make the move happen by offering the Welsh wonder THREE times his wages, which would put him on over £100,000-a-week.
The league leaders' Arab owners have given their blessing to the staggering swoop, and are ready to propose a cash-plus-player package.
Striker Emmanuel Adebayor - on loan from City to Spurs for the season - would make his switch permanent if the clubs can agree the more complicated part of the talks. And they may offer another player in the deal if Spurs boss Harry Redknapp and his chairman Daniel Levy do want to play ball, with Nigel De Jong and Adam Johnson both potentially on the list of candidates.