Bayern Munich have reportedly identified Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale as a potential loan signing for the summer window.
Bale's career at the Bernabeu appears to be over after Real boss Zinedine Zidane gave the green light for a number of high-profile additions.
The Spanish giants must now look to reduce their wage bill at a time when Bale is ready to wait for a club to take on the terms which he is earning in Spain.
A temporary switch to the Premier League remains a possibility, although The Sun is claiming that Bayern have emerged as the most likely destination.
The report suggests that the Bundesliga champions are prepared to take over Bale's contract in order to win the race for his signature.
Bayern struck a similar agreement with Real for James Rodriguez two seasons ago.