Chelsea are preparing a £72.3m bid to sign Real Madrid star and Manchester United target Gareth Bale and will make him their highest paid playe ever, according to the Metro.
(Image) Kurt Zouma and Loic Remy both want Chelsea to sign £80m midfielder
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The Blues could offer the Welshman around £300,000 per week to move to Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho desperate to take advantage of his uncertain situation at the Bernabeu.
It remains to be seen if £72.3m would be enough to persuade Real to let Bale go, with the Spanish giants only just paying a world-record £85m to sign him less than two years ago.
The 25-year-old has, however failed to live up to expectations in Madrid after starring in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.