Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all chase Tottenham’s £80m Bale – but Real Madrid could clinch the deal

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GARETH Bale’s future once again dominates the morning’s papers today.

The 23-year-old Tottenham playmaker Gareth Bale is an £80m target for Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror..

But Real Madrid are confident they will win the battle for the Wales international – and have set a June 15 deadline for a deal to be done with Tottenham, report the Daily Star.

Elsewhere, former Sunderland striker Matt Kilgallon is being linked with Ipswich Town, as reported by the Gazette last night.

Other transfer stories today:

Jose Mourinho has signed a £40m four-year deal to return as Chelsea manager after coming to London on a two-day trip this week. The 50-year-old will be unveiled next week. Full story: The Sun

Manchester United and Manchester City are also competing to bring former Arsenal midfielder Cesc Fabregas, 26, back to the Premier League next season. Full story: Daily Mail

New Napoli manager Rafa Benitez wants to take Chelsea defender David Luiz, 26, with him to Italy. Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa striker Christian Benteke, 22, is being targeted by Atletico Madrid as a £17.5m replacement for Radamel Falcao, who has moved to Monaco. Full story: The Sun

Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper Julio Cesar admits he has had negotiations about staying in England with a Premier League club, believed to be Arsenal. Full story: Daily Mirror

Arsenal could make an approach for unsettled Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel, 28, in the summer. Full story: Daily Express

Aston Villa have made a £3.5m bid for Lech Poznan winger Aleksandar Tonev. But Celtic and German side Werder Bremen are also in negotiations for the 23-year-old Bulgaria international. Full story: Daily Mail

Potential Everton manager Roberto Martinez has been boosted by the news that 25-year-old midfielder Marouane Fellaini has decided to commit his future to the club. Full story: Daily Mirror