Nou Camp side to register interest in White Hart Lane wide-man.
Barcelona are ready to enter the chase to sign Tottenham winger Gareth Bale with the Catalan side looking to tempt the North London side into considering an offer for the Welsh winger with the addition of two potential makeweights into the bargain.
The Nou Camp side will join Real Madrid and Man United in the hunt for the 23 year old wide-man who has been in excellent form this season, leading to speculation that Andre Villas-Boas may struggle to keep hold of the former Southampton man regardless of whether Tottenham secure a Champions League berth for next term.
Tito Vilanova, who is currently in New York undergoing treatment for a gland tumour, has instructed Barcelona president Sandro Rosell to push forward with moves to sign Gareth Bale as he feels the Spurs man can offer a fresh option to boost the club’s attack.
Barcelona are very reliant on Lionel Messi to provide a cutting edge up front and the Argentine has not received adequate support from Alexis Sanchez with Tito Vilanova seemingly not seeing David Villa as first team regular, despite his prolific form when called upon.
It is precisely these two players that Vilanova is willing to offer to Tottenham, as well as a large cash sum, in exchange for Bale, who may well jump at the chance of a move to the La Liga giants.
Alexis Sanchez cost Barcelona £32m in July 2011 and after a solid first term the Chilean has floundered in the current campaign, managing just a single La Liga goal 18 appearances. David Villa has fared much better, scoring 13 goals in all competitions despite being handed just 14 starts.
Given that Villas-Boas could well do with fresh striking options either of these big-name additions could take the edge off losing their prized asset, with the cash sum being used to help land a winger to replace Gareth Bale.
Any potential sale to Barcelona will of course depend on if Gareth Bale opts to push for an exit in the summer, unless the goal-scoring winger looks to force a move there is no compunction for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to sell given that the youngster is tied down to a long term contract.