Mourinho Wants Real Madrid to Bid for Bale, Daily Mirror Reports

Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is urging club officials to increase their pursuit of Tottenham’s Gareth Bale, the Daily Mirror reported.

Mourinho wants to make a big signing with Real already eight points behind Barcelona in the Spanish league, though any move for Bale would likely come next summer, the Mirror said.

Bale signed a long-term contract with Tottenham in the summer, but club officials are bracing for a fight to keep him, the Mirror said. Mourinho wants to sell players to fund a 50 million pound ($81 million) bid, with both Kaka and Mesut Ozil among those moving out, the newspaper said.

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