DANIEL LEVY was spotted arriving at Tottenham's training ground at the crack of dawn with Gareth Bale said to be flying to London to complete his loan move on Friday.
The frozen-out Real Madrid star, 31, is said to be heading to the capital to undergo his medical and complete his season-long move to Spurs.
Los Blancos have been itching to dump Bale – and his £650,000-a-week wages – this summer.
Both Tottenham and Manchester United had been keen, but the Londoners appear to have won the race to bring the golf-mad Welshman home.
Spurs opted against an £18.5million move and instead settled for a season-long loan deal, with the Premier League side set to pay just 50 per cent of his wages.
And on Friday morning, chairman Levy drove into Tottenham's training ground to get an early start on the day's rumoured festivities.
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Levy was seen nervously biting his fingernails as the sun rose over Enfield.
Bale is claimed to have had a plane on standby at Madrid Airport this week as he prepares to escape the club.
And not only could the former Southampton star get his wish to leave the Bernabeu, he may even be able to enjoy a round of golf with Levy during his Friday visit.
A leaked image appeared to show Bale was booked in for a round of golf with Levy and chief scout Steve Hitchen.
However, there is some scepticism over the legitimacy of the image, with Hitchen's name even spelled incorrectly.
Should Bale's deal go through smoothly, the Welshman will be stuck on a personalised, intensive training regime.
Having been frozen out by Zinedine Zidane for so long, Spurs have some fears over his fitness with just 215 minutes of action for club and country since February.
It's thought Bale could take as long as FOUR WEEKS to get up to speed and match-readiness.
With a gruelling schedule ahead, it may be tough for Mourinho to resist picking Bale, with Premier League action along with domestic AND European cup games ahead.
On Thursday morning, Bale appeared to say his goodbyes to his Los Blancos team-mates ahead of his move back to England.
He arrived at the club's Valdebebas training base at around 10.15am local time amid reports a plane was waiting to take him to England.
Jose Mourinho is claimed to have given the deal to bring Bale back to North London the green light – despite his monster pay.
Even though Tottenham only have to fork out for half of his wages, they club will have to pay him £325,000 a week.
That means Bale will still easily become Tottenham's top earner on £325,000 per week, ahead of Harry Kane's £200,000 a week.
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