​German giants, ​Bayern Munich have reportedly approached ​Real Madrid over a potential way to sign Gareth Bale on loan in the summer, with the Welshman deemed surplus to requirements under Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu.

The winger who has struggled with various injury issues during his time at the Spanish capital, failed for regular gametime last season, making 42 appearances in all competitions, with a number of those coming from the bench.

Despite being contracted with Madrid till 2021, Madrid are willing to let go of their star, but that is proving to be a problem due to the massive wages that he commands, with the Welshman not ready to take a paycut in order to make a move.

As per the ​Mirror, Bayern are keen to add him to their squad following the departures of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben in the wide areas and are willing to match his enormous wages said to be around £350,000-a-week.

The Los Blancos have been busy in the transfer window, signing five players so far, with Eden Hazard being their biggest purchase, with his arrival sounding a death knell to Bale's hopes of a regular place in the squad next season.\

The 29-year-old who moved to Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 has made 231 appearances so far, scoring 102 goals and helping the club win one La Liga, one Copa del Rey and four UEFA Champions League titles.