The same article states that Real president Florentino Perez is planning to sign two or three world-class players next summer and will sacrifice Bale in order to facilitate his ambitious transfer plans.
Paper Round's view: Wilshere's contract is up at the end of the season and if he can manage not to break his leg for a couple of months, a move away from Arsenal would seem wise.
The inclusion of Benzema in the player-plus-cash trade is supposed to take Kane's fee down as far as €40 million, to which Modric can be added should Tottenham continue to drive a hard bargain. "Possibly, yes. For Wales and for the morale of his team-mates, Gareth is a tremendously important". Only people at Madrid will know about this but the demands at the Bernabeu are very, very high.
Perez may have failed to land one young goalscorer this past summer after Kylian Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain-initially on a season-long loan-but the offer of a talismanic trio could yet tempt Spurs into selling Kane.
"I believe the BBC - Ronaldo, Benzema and Bale - has a lot of problems now", he said.
The striker was also named on the shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or yesterday. "Either you're injured or you're not; I don't think it's a mental question". On the one hand, Portugal and France both qualified for Russia as group winners, sparing Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane from the European playoffs. "If the tests say he has a problem, and the player cannot run, then it is not a psychological issue". Jesus Vallejo remains the only unused outfield squad member in the current campaign and that has been due to injury.
But Spanish news outlet Diaro Gol claims Los Blancos are cooking up the mouth-watering bid in the hope of changing Tottenham supremo Daniel Levy's mind. "And maybe that has something to do with it". As wonderful as the great man is on his own, Benzema's selflessness and superb off-the-ball running are what help make the Portuguese so very deadly, and so very prolific.