Zinedine Zidane has urged Gareth Bale, via The Daily Mail, to tell Tottenham he wants to leave and put an end to what could become the summer's most drawn out transfer saga.
''If Gareth feels now is the time to move then he has to have a private discussion with his club and express that he wants to leave.''
The former World Cup winner isn't the only man with Real Madrid connections speaking out about the Welshman either.
Bale's former Tottenham colleague Luka Modric, via Goal.com, has also added his seal of approval to any potential deal:
"As Real Madrid is a team of stars, Bale would fit perfectly. He would give us a different dimension. He can shoot, has strength and speed and is the type of player who could help us take a step forward."
Meanwhile, MARCA say that the signing of Bale, which Madrid will pursue right up until the window closes, would possibly signal the end of Angel di Maria's spell with the club.
UPDATE: Andre Villas-Boas will reject the advances of PSG, if he is given a guarantee that Gareth Bale will remain at White Hart Lane next season, according to AS.
UPDATE: AS say that Gareth Bale will be unveiled, alongside Isco, as a Real Madrid player next month:
The operations to bring the two players to the Bernabeu are at an advanced stage and within the club, employees are on alert in the event that both players could be officially unveiled in July.
Meanwhile, via The Mirror, it has been reported that los Blancos have already reserved the No. 11 shirt, freed up by Ricardo Carvalho's departure, for the Welshman
---LAST UPDATED: Wednesday, 19 June 0900 ET---