Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale is keen to join Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.

Tottenham star Gareth Bale is hopeful that Daniel Levy will allow him to move to Real Madrid after a meeting with the club, according to reports in Spain.

The winger has received acclaim across the globe for his performances over the last season, and though his contract with Spurs still has another three years to go, Madrid have made their interest in making a summer purchase clear and have said money is no option.

Andre Villas-Boas insisted last week that he had been given assurances from Levy that Bale wouldn't leave this summer, but now Marca is reporting that the Wales international is hoping that the opposite outcome will take place.

Bale has said in the past that he is happy to stay with Tottenham for another season as least, but he has been conspicuously quiet in recent weeks about committing to his current club and the temptation to join a side challenging for silverware across the board would no doubt be high.

Madrid president Florentine Perez has publicly courted Bale for weeks now and the Spanish paper claims that he is set for a meeting with Levy in the coming days to discuss exactly what the club are prepared to offer.

While a transfer would be complicated, Bale is planning to explain to the chairman just how strongly he feels about a move abroad, rather than making demands over leaving Tottenham.

Madrid have often come second to Barcelona in recent years in La Liga, with the exception of the 2011-12 season and suffered frustration in the Champions League under Jose Mourinho, but the side are now embarking on a new chapter with incoming manager Carlo Ancelotti.

With Edinson Cavani also high on their wishlist it could be an extremely busy summer for Real Madrid as they attempt to compile a side that can regain the league title and deliver success in the Champions League.