Former Tottenham Hotspur hero Gareth Bale has told Real Madrid to make Spurs star Dele Alli a priority target this summer, according to Spanish news outlet Diario Gol.

The La Liga leaders have struggled for consistency in-front of goal this season – with the usually ever-reliable Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema struggling to reach the heights of previous years.

The 20-year-old attacking midfielder has consistently impressed this term under Mauricio Pochettino – netting 17 goals in 43 games during all competitions, as well as providing four assists.

It is thought Los Blancos would be prepared to pay up to £86million for the England international – who arrived at White Hart Lane from Milton Keynes Dons for £5m in 2015.

During January, The Sun reported that the Premier League side had shown interested in Madrid’s creative midfielder Isco – with speculation that a deal could be reached between the two clubs for Alli using the 24-year-old as part-exchange.

However, with the Tottenham target reportedly set to commit his long-term future at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, any potential transfer could be scuppered.