Real Madrid have the inside running for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

The Sun says the Welshman has long been linked with a move away from White Hart Lane despite last year signing a new contract which runs until the end of 2015.

Spurs entered a partnership with Real Madrid this summer in which the two clubs will work together in respect of players, coaching and commercial relationships.

But the London club have denied the agreement allows Madrid to have first refusal on players such as Bale.