Gareth Bale is set to return to Real Madrid at the end of the season as there is no option to buy in his contract with Tottenham.
But the Daily Mail state that Spurs do have the option to extend it by a further year if the Welsh winger agrees to stay.
No decision has been made yet, with both Spurs and Bale waiting to see who comes in to replace Jose Mourinho as the new permanent boss, but there is a growing feeling that a second loan would make a lot of sense for everyone involved.
While Spurs aren’t exactly enamoured by the idea of paying Bale the best part of £12m in wages for one season of work, there is an acceptance that sending him back to Real now and signing a replacement would cost them significantly more than that in transfer fees and wages.
Spurs see bringing Bale back as somewhat of a bargain, but Real’s feelings on letting Bale leave on loan again are currently unclear.
He has just one year remaining on his contract with Real, where he is obviously not signing an extension, and clubs very rarely loan players out when they are going to walk away for free at the end of the deal anyway.
Real are also paying close to £150,000-a-week of Bale’s salary, so they would prefer to get him off the books permanently this summer.