But if they can get him through the door, it could signal the exit of Erik Lamela, the man who was brought in to directly replace him as a left-footer cutting in from the right - there's certainly no comparison in the quality of the players.
Since Zidane was reappointed, Bale has only played 90 minutes in three of his nine games in charge. "I've heard that clubs in China are keen to sign Bale, but I would love to see him return to Tottenham. But it stays inside the dressing room".
Paris Saint-Germain have interest in Bale, who is now signed through 2022.
The former Spurs forward's agent Jonathan Barnett has admitted his superstar client's future is up in the air but has insisted he wants to remain at the Bernabeu and would not be cheap for any prospective buyers.
According to Tuesday's edition of AS, Tottenham Hotspur looks like one of the options for the Wales worldwide, or that's what Madrid hope. Zidane had positive words to say about players like Isco and Marcelo. He has always defended Keylor Navas, even when the Costa Rican started to receive criticism from the press, but it is Thibaut Courtois who the Madrid boss has chosen to be his number 1 going into next season. The keeper has also not ruled out lowering his wage demands, although he helps Real Madrid will help sort ouf his transfer.
Bale has been with the Spanish giants since joining from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-world record transfer fee of 100.8 million euros.