Zidane scouts Tottenham's Bale for Real Madrid

Real Madrid are stepping up their interest in Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

Real Madrid are stepping up their interest in Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

Zinedine Zidane is returning to Real in a coaching capacity next season and made a check on Bale against Lyon on Thursday, says the Daily Mail.

Bale is Madrid's number one transfer target for the summer and the 23-year-old is expected to follow former team-mate Luka Modric to the Bernabeu once his £55million valuation is met.

Bayern Munich and Barcelona also want Bale but his price tag is prohibitive considering their self-imposed budget constraints.

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