The Welshman has starred as a left-midfielder in recent season for Spurs, but Barcelona see him more as an attacking left-back who can replace Eric Abidal who underwent a liver transplant last week.
The paper claims that the European Champions have already sent their chief scout to watch Bale and that he has become their main priority this summer as they are now set to wait until after the 2014 World Cup to move for their principal attacking target – Santos star Neymar.
The Telegraph does note however that there are "a number of potential impediments to the transfer becoming a reality."
Matt Scott, who recently joined the paper after nine years at the Guardian, writes: "Bale’s prospects of signing for the European champions are tied up with the contract negotiations for (Pep) Guardiola, and the manager’s relationship with the board has become strained this season."
While he later adds: "there remains three years on Bale’s contract at Tottenham, making the 2011 Professional Footballers' Association Player of the Year a potentially expensive proposition."
Going out of Barcelona might be their defender on the other flank, Dani Alves, who the Telegraph says might be willing to move for a big payday elsewhere because he is facing a divorce that is set to cost him millions in alimony.
The Daily Mirror's backpage runs with the headline You're In (pointing at Di Matteo) You're Out (pointing at
The Daily Express runs a similar story as they also mention Drogba and Lampard as players who are likely to go in the summer, while they also say that 29-year-old
Drogba is expected to go to China according both papers, while the Express mentions
The Mirror meanwhile says that
Di Matteo's future seems less certain, despite saying on their back page that Di Matteo is "180 minutes from landing the Chelsea job" the Mirror then go on to say in their inside pages that he is still an outsider for the job.
The paper says that Barcelona boss
Quickly to some other transfer rumours, and Aston Villa will look for £12m for