Real Madrid's potential move for Gareth Bale could cost the club as much as £200 million, according to The Telegraph.
Tottenham want around £104m for their Welsh superstar and Bale will be expecting to earn a basic salary of £7.8m a year at the Bernabeu outfit.
And with the current tax laws in Spain, which 52% of a salary goes to the state, Bale's wages could cost as much as £94m throughout his contract in Spain.
With agents' fees and other payments taken into account, the Welshman's services may even exceed the £200m mark.
However, Madrid are yet to agree a deal with Tottenham for the Premier League Player of the Year, and after already breaking the world record to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, Real will have to break it once more to get their hands on Bale.
It now seems there is an expectation at Tottenham that their star will depart, but this saga looks set to continue.
Bale is currently suffering from a foot injury, however has been called up to the Wales squad that plays the Republic of Ireland on August 14.