Real Madrid are reportedly prepared to pay half of Gareth Bale's hefty salary in an attempt to facilitate his move back to the Premier League.
The Wales international is not part of boss Zinedine Zidane's plans and admitted last week that he will consider any offers from English clubs.
Bale, who made just 20 appearances for Los Blancos last season, returned to the Spanish capital this week to hold talks with the club hierarchy.
According to The Telegraph, Madrid have accepted that the only realistic way to get the outcast forward off their books is to subsidise 50% of his £600,000-a-week wages.
Bale was close to joining Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning last summer, only for Los Blancos to block the transfer at the eleventh hour.