Stamford Bridge side linked with Bernabeu star coup.
Chelsea are preparing a surprise move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale according to the Metro.
The Welsh international has been strongly linked with a Bernabeu exit in recent weeks with Man United said to be interested but a move to Stamford Bridge would be a major shock to say the least.
The £90m rated attacker has proven a real success since moving to the Spanish capital 18 months ago though the fact that Carlo Ancelotti’s side managed just fine without Bale during his recent injury lay-off may have led some to believe he was a player the club could afford to offload.
Bale netted 22 goals in his debut season at Real Madrid, netting in both the Copa del Rey and Champions League finals, but the arrival of James Rodriguez and the resurgence of Isco could perhaps leave his future at the club a tad unsteady.
It’s also unclear as to why Mourinho would look to bring in Bale as he has a fairly packed attack as it is and as Chelsea are sitting pretty at the top of the Premier League there seems no need to spend vast sums on a fresh addition, even one as undoubtedly talented as the former Tottenham man.