Real Madrid are keen to rush through a deal for Gareth Bale in order to get their man before they return from of their US tour - and are ready to offer Tottenham a sensational £95 million deal.
Reports over the weekend claimed Bale was left "distraught" after Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy reportedly turned down a world record-breaking £86 million bid.
Reports today say Bale is keen to talk to Madrid over a potential switch, but Levy remains adamant that he will stay put for at least another season and won't even contemplate an offer from Madrid, no matter how large.
The Sun claim that Madrid are looking to put Levy's resolve to the test by lodging an eye-watering £95 million offer which includes two players.
That bid would include £51 million plus both full-back Fabio Coentrao and winger Angel di Maria.
The paper quote a "Madrid source" as saying: “Bale is the chosen man.Efforts to sign him will continue. We are hopeful a deal can be done soon.”
Madrid have already set off for America, where they'll play friendly games against Los Angeles, Phoenix, Washington and Miami.
Bale has three years left on his contract and Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas had been hopeful he would put pen to paper on a lucrative new extension, although that appears unlikely now.
Meanwhile, the north London club are close to sealing a £25.8 million deal for Valencia striker Roberto Soldado.