Real Madrid paid Tottenham a whopping £87.5M for the Welshman’s signature in 2013 but he is likely to leave the Spanish capital next summer.
The management at Real Madrid are understood to be fed up with his constant injuries and are hoping to recoup a reasonable amount of the fee paid to sign him about four years ago.
The Wales international chose the Bernabeu over Old Trafford when he left White Hart Lane in 2013, but has been consistently linked with Man United in recent times.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho confessed last summer that he was interested in bringing Gareth back to the premier league. The Portuguese tactician was even seen trying to encourage the player to come over to Manchester United after a pre-season friendly game with the Champions League winners.
But according to new reports, premier league champions Chelsea have joined the battle for the winger’s signature.
Spanish news outlet Sport (via Metro) made it known that the West London club are ready to match Manchester United’s offer for the player.
The La Liga champions value Gareth at around £80m, and the Stamford Bridge club are willing to do what it takes to sign him next summer.