When Gareth Bale’s contract with Tottenham expires next summer, Antonio Conte is said to be interested in bringing him back.
If Spurs acquire Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale, he would return to the Premier League for the third time, having previously played for the club before joining Los Blancos and being loaned out to Tottenham last season.
Conte has previously turned down the chance to recruit his former player Eden Hazard, according to Spanish writer Eduardo Inda, since the Italian coach feels the Belgian international lacks work rate.
Inda informed El Chiringuito that Daniel Levy wants to sign a Real Madrid player, but one who is usually injured.
“He wanted to sign Eden Hazard, but Conte said no since he knew him from his time as Chelsea’s coach and believes he lacks passion and is not a diligent worker.
“The player that Conte has requested Levy to bring to London is the most remarkable aspect. Gareth Bale is the actor in the picture.
“Bale’s contract goes through the conclusion of the season, but he wouldn’t be available over the winter.”
The 32-year-old winger, though, has joined up with Wales for the November international break, and he is anticipated to return to Los Blancos action in the coming weeks.
Meanwhile, both his and Eden Hazard’s futures are in doubt, since Real Madrid have no plans to extend Bale’s contract next summer.
Last season, the Wales international scored 16 goals and added three assists in 34 duels during his second tenure at Tottenham.
Bale has rejoined Wales.
Bale hasn’t played much for Real Madrid this season owing to an injury that kept him out for the first half of the season.