Manchester United and Manchester City are interested in bringing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale back to the Premier League in the summer. The 26-year-old joined the Spanish capital club from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee of £85.6m ($121m) in 2013.
The Welsh international has 15 goals and 10 assists to his name in 19 La Liga appearances, but has struggled in the Champions League as he failed to either score or assist. His contract at Santiago Bernabeu runs down in summer 2019.
According to Tutto Mercato Web, the 10-time European champions are pushing to secure Bale's future by handing him a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2021. However, his agent is working on bringing the forward back to the Premier League.
Bale's representative is working on finding him a new club in England as he looks for an exit. The situation has alerted both Manchester clubs who are looking to add the star player to their squad for the next season.
Last September, the player's agent Jonathan Barnett refused to rule out a return to England's top flight club competition after admitting that he wishes to see Bale retire with his current employers.
"He is 26, he has the best years of his life to come. I'm not going to rule out a return to the Premier League, but he's contracted to Madrid for a few more years and hopefully he'll stay for the rest of his career," Barnett said, as quoted by Marca.
"I think in the next two or three years I think he's going to be seen as the best player in the world. He wants to win the Ballon d'Or and I think he's got a great chance."
Earlier in January, Bale said that he was "happy" at Real at that moment. However, the former Tottenham star hinted that a move away from Madrid could be on the cards.
He said, "Yes, I'm happy at the moment. You can never predict what happens in the future but I'm enjoying my football, so I'll keep going."