Tottenham are reportedly prepared to offer Dele Alli to Real Madrid to sweeten a deal to bring Gareth Bale back to the club.
Seven years after leaving Spurs for Real Madrid, where's won four Champions League titles, Bale is keen to rejoin the north London club.
The 31-year-old is on the fringes at the Bernabeu after falling out of favour with manager Zinedine Zidane.
Bale's reported £600,000-a-week salary has been viewed as too high by clubs interested in him previously but Madrid's desperation to sell him has seen them change their stance.
According to the Telegraph, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is ready to propose a deal which would see them pay 50 per cent of Bale's wages and Alli move to Madrid for the season, with the Spanish side playing 100 per cent of his salary.
Spurs' willingness to let Alli go out on loan comes amid his ongoing faltering form.
In July, Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett was adamant the Wales star would not be leaving.
But Barnett has confirmed Bale's preference would be to join Spurs.
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“Gareth still loves Spurs,” Barnett told BBC Sport Wales. “We are talking. It’s where he wants to be.”
Spurs move for Bale comes after they suffered a disappointing start to the season when Everton beat them 1-0 on Sunday.
But left-back Ben Davies remains confident they can still have a successful season.
He said: "We know we have a good squad of players. We have a manager who is proven at the top level.
“Like I said, we have to be prepared to give everything to react strongly after the game against Everton. We know it’s not what we wanted but there’s a lot of games coming up. If we can get on a good run, hopefully that can help us.
“When you are winning games football feels easier, you don’t feel as tired and you feel ready for the next one.
“If we can get that momentum going, build that feeling of winning and that winning habit, it can really help drive us on through this hectic schedule.”