Real Madrid have made an approach to Tottenham for star winger Gareth Bale.

The Sunday Telegraph says Real Madrid have asked Tottenham to inform them if Bale becomes available for transfer, as the Spanish club's president Florentino Perez considers a £50 million summer bid for arguably the Premier League's best player.

Real Madrid expressed an interest in Bale when they signed Luka Modric from Tottenham last summer and have now requested that they be given the opportunity to match any rival bids.