Premier League club to part with one of the league’s best.

Sky Sports have reported that Spanish newspaper – and Real Madrid mouthpiece – Marca are publicly declaring that the Madrid team have officially made an offer to lure Bale away from White Hart Lane.

The paper states that the €40million bid is merely the beginning of a potential transfer saga, one that Mourinho will not cease from until the Welshman ambles onto the Bernabeu pitch to the clicking of cameras and the gaze of the Spanish press.

Earlier last week Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas dismissed the news by stating that such a move, and in January no less, was ‘completely impossible.’

However it is believed that Mourinho is willing to wait till the end of the season to secure the signature of the Tottenham winger.

Marca emphasised Real’s determination to add Bale to their squad by revealing a transfer kitty of £56million allocated to cover negotiations with Spurs to make the move happen.

After a hat-trick on Boxing Day against Aston Villa the Welshman would have dazzled potential transfer suitors all the more.

As for his teammate Sandro, he’s confident that the winger would be at home even in the Brazilian team. Sandro said that, “He’s one of the best in the world and I love playing alongside him.”

“He’s good enough to play for Brazil. I’d love to have him in our team but he was born in Wales – it’s a shame,” he continued.

“I’ve played with a lot of good players but Bale is one of the very best. He is so good. It’s easy to talk to him because he is a great player and a great guy as well.

“He has everything. He is comfortable with the ball, he’s quick and he’s clever. He’s also strong too. Now he’s a dad he’s in a good place personally too. He’s got more responsibility and that has made a difference on the pitch.”