Real Madrid 'ready to accept cut-price £22m for Gareth Bale' putting Man Utd and Tottenham on transfer alert

REAL MADRID are ready to let Gareth Bale leave for £22million, Spanish reports say.

The 31-year-old has grown increasingly frustrated in the Spanish capital, managing only 14 starts last season.

But according to Mundo Deportivo, manager Zinedine Zidane and the Bernabeu board are willing to let the Welshman leave.

And they will lower their asking price to £22m, having refused to pay off the remaining two years of his contract worth £30.2m.

Manchester United and Tottenham have both been linked with the forward in the past.

But Bale's £600,000 a week wages have proved a stumbling block previously.

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It is now understood the former Spurs winger is open to taking a pay cut if it means ending his Madrid misery.

United are in the market for a wideman, having so far failed to meet Borussia Dortmund's £109m asking price for 20-year-old Jadon Sancho.

Bale was close to sealing a move to China last summer, until Madrid blocked the transfer at the last minute.

But they are now happy for the him to leave as they attempt to offset their wage bill and recoup transfer funds.

It comes after James Rodriquez, 29, was sold to Everton for £20m.

Zidane is said to be meeting Bale this week to discuss his future at the club.

The unwanted player already revealed Madrid have made it hard for him to leave in the past.

Bale told Sky Sports: "There have been other instances where we have tried to go but the club won't allow it or they have done something.

"What can I say? I want to play football. I am still motivated to play football so I guess it is on the club really.

"I can't do anything, they are in control of everything

"I have a contract so all I can do is carry on what I am doing an hopefully something comes up.

"It is in the club's hands and they have made things very difficult to be honest."

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