Tottenham in talks with Real Madrid over return of Wales winger Gareth Bale

The 31-year-old could be making a return to his former club. Credit: PA Images

Gareth Bale could be returning to the UK as his representatives work on a deal for the Real Madrid winger to rejoin his former club, Tottenham Hotspur.

Reports suggest talks are under way about a potential move back to the Premier League, with the Wales international keen to re-sign with Spurs, where he enjoyed a successful six-year spell between 2007-2013.

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has not commented on the potential move, which his team has been in discussion with Real Madrid regarding all day.

Ahead of his side's Europa League second-round qualifying clash with Lokomotiv Plovdiv, Mourinho said: "Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I don't comment on players from other clubs.

"That is not my job to have contacts with agents. I don't want to comment on that.

"I don't comment on hypothetical stuff. Again, I repeat, I'm not going to comment on Gareth Bale, a Real Madrid player. I have to respect that."

Bale swapped the north London club for the Spanish capital in 2013. Credit: PA

Mourinho had tried to sign Bale for Real Madrid when he managed there between 2010 and 2013, but failed to do so.

"The president followed my instinct and my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club.

"There is no secret on that. Even Gareth knows that. But I'm not going to speak about him anymore because he is a Real Madrid player."

The 31-year-old swapped the north London club for the Spanish capital in 2013, winning four Champions Leagues during a medal-laden stint at the Bernabeu.

But Bale has found himself marginalised under Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane and a return to Spurs could be on the cards.

The winger is contracted to Real until June 2022 but rumours suggest he has fallen out of favour under Zidane.

His agent Jonathan Barnett said at the start of 2020 it was "very unlikely" that Gareth Bale would leave the club this summer.