By Iva Finlay

Real Madrid are one of five clubs prepare to sign the double Footballer of the Year.

The others are Barcelona, PSG, Man City and Manchester United.

The Spanish giants are convinced Bale sees them as first choice but they fear he will be too polite to take on Spurs’ chairman, Daniel Levy, and back down at first sign of confrontation.

Tottenham want him to sign a new £170,000-a-week deal – also Bale has three years to run on his contract.

Real Madrid are prepare give him £10m a year and can offer guaranteed Champions League football.

For them to make formal contact and begin negotiations with his agent he need to submit a transfer request.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez knows that Levy is a great negotiator and will not give up on Bale without a fight.

Last year Luka Modric was forced through a £33m move to Real despite having four years left on his Spurs contract.