Tottenham hotspurs are in talks to resign Wales forward Gareth Bale from Madrid and are closing in on a deal for his teammate Sergio Reguilon.
Bale 31, left Tottenham to Join Real for a then-world record 85million euros' in 2013 and has then scored more than 100 goals and won four champions league title.
Both Bale and left-back Reguilon had been linked with joining Manchester United.
Spain international Reguilon 23, came through the youth set-up at Real and made his first-team debut in October 2018.
United spoke to Real Madrid about him but were put off by the Spanish giants' insistence on a buy-back clause.
That has allowed Tottenham to step in and the expectations are that he will now join Jose Mourinho's squad.
Where Bale is concerned, a loan looks likeliest at the moment although a permanent transfer has not been ruled out with Real Madrid keen to recover costs as they look to offload their highest earner.
Bale's salary perhaps is the biggest hurdle for Tottenham to overcome, he still has two years left on a contract which is thought to be worth about 60,000 sterling pound a week.
Tottenham hotspurs chairman Daniel Levy is working through the details of the deal and how to make it work. Indications are Real would be willing to pay a proportion of Bale's salary but even then he would be getting more than England and Tottenham captain Harry Kane.
Levy has previously spoken of the massive financial impact covid-19 has had on Spurs, who have to pay for their one billion euros stadium, and at one point put non-playing staff on furlough, before reversing that decision two weeks later.
That has to be balanced against the enormous commercial potential of re-signing Bale.