Report: Real Madrid willing to offer £70m for Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his second in the Europa League match against Lyon on February 14, 2013
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Real Madrid will reportedly open the bidding for Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale at £70m this summer.

Real Madrid are reportedly willing to open the bidding for Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale at £70m.

The 23-year-old, who has been tipped to be named the Premier League player of the year, is expected to be targeted by elite clubs around Europe at the end of the season due to his prolific form for the North London outfit.

It is understood that Madrid will spare no expense in trying to land the Wales international, who has been valued in the region of £70m, according to The Express.

Reports have claimed that Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is also keen to launch a summer bid for the former Southampton player.

Spurs winger Gareth Bale celebrates his equaliser against Norwich on January 30, 2013
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