he incoming Bayern coach who has enjoyed a year-long sabbatical away from the game after four successful seasons with Barcelona in which he won 15 titles out of a total of 19, has already began planning for next season.
Guardiola will be handed a budget of more than £100m in the summer as the German club look to push for that elusive Champions League win, something they came close to last season, having lost the final on penalties to Chelsea at the Allianz Arena.
The Daily Mail understands that Bale is keen to move abroad and is fully aware that Guardiola and Bayern are interested.
The Spanish boss is a keen admirer of the 23-year-old and has been tracking his progress over the past year.
Bale’s future at White Hart Lane has been very much talked about over the last two seasons and Real Madrid had been heavily linked.
But Guardiola is looking to hurt Barcelona’s bitter rivals once more and battle them for the signature of the Welsh winger.
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