The Spanish giants have been linked with Bale for most of the last season.
Real Madrid are stepping up their interest in Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, having left space in their squad for the Welshman according to the Daily Mirror.
The club have reportedly left the number 11 shirt open for next season, meaning they expect to sign Bale this summer as the Welsh wingers squad number at Tottenham is 11.
Madrid are said to be lining up an £85 million bid for Bale, which if accepted, would make Bale the most expensive footballer in history.
The club have broken the world record many times before, most recently in 2009 when they signed Cristano Ronaldo from Manchester United for £80 million.
They look set to do the same for Bale, a player the club’s president Florentino Perez has coveted for awhile now.
Tottenham are still hoping that they can keep hold of their star player for at least one more season and look set to offer the winger a lucrative contract extension.
Spurs missed out on a spot in next seasons Champions League and this increased speculation that Bale might leave, as he is known to want to play in that competition.
Only a few days ago, Real Madrid legend Zinedine Zidane said that Bale should hand in a transfer request at Tottenham to force through a move to Madrid but so far Bale has said nothing.