Real want to sell Bale this summer as they look to balance the books and raise further funds for transfers following an expensive summer to date with Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Ferland Mendy already signed.
Well, if Perez and co. were unsure who to pursue next, a section of Madrid fans made their preferred target known at the same time as they welcomed Hazard.
"It all started after the World Cup, but I stayed another year at Chelsea", he said.
"It may be surprising to a lot of people [but] I'm delighted for him".
The 28-year-old underwent a medical earlier on Thursday, and took to the Bernabeu pitch before addressing the media.
"This club never gives up and we will prove it".
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Though his injury is extremely concerning, opportunities to acquire players of his stature come around only so often. Durant had returned in Game 5 after being sidelined for over a month due to a strained calf in the same leg.
If Spurs do offer such an amount then there's surely a reasonable chance Real Madrid will be tempted to part ways. I'm not just saying it today because I've signed here, it's been that way since I was a kid.
"I want to win many titles with Real Madrid, in this shirt".
Prior to being shown off to the Bernabeu faithful, Hazard spoke in a press conference alongside president Florentino Perez.
"Now is not the time to talk about Real Madrid", he told reporters after France's 4-0 demolition of Andorra on Tuesday, per beIN Sports. "I'll have to find another number but that's not important, playing for this badge is the main thing".
The footballer will receive a 11,000,000 Euro salary, which is the second highest salary of Real Madrid. "I hope to help begin a new cycle, with new players, alongside those still here who have won so much".
With Ferland Mendy joining the club on Wednesday, the France global has been touted as a long-term replacement at left-back for the Brazilian but his poor from last season may see the 22-year-old instated in Zidane's starting XI immediately.