Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has arrived at Tottenham Hotspur’s training ground as he nears a return to the club.
Wales international Bale, 31, is expected to rejoin Spurs on loan.
Bale originally joined Spurs from Southampton in 2007 before moving to the Spanish giants for a then world record £85 million in 2013.
He has gone on to score more than 100 goals for Real and won four Champions Leagues.
“Until I’m told Bale is a Tottenham player, I still think and feel and respect the fact he’s a Real Madrid player,” said Spurs boss Jose Mourinho.
It is also anticipated Real Madrid full-back Sergio Reguilon will complete his transfer to Tottenham on Friday. The 23-year-old Spain international played last season on loan at Sevilla, winning the Europa League.
In July 2019, Real cancelled a deal for Bale to join Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning, and he played 20 times for the Spanish champions last season.