Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has been warned off signing Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale.
Mourinho has been told by his former Real colleagues that Bale will struggle at Tottenham, reports ESPN.
The report claims that Mourinho, who was in charge of Real Madrid between 2010 and 2013, has been told in talks that the 31-year-old will find it hard to meet the demands of the English top flight.
However the Portuguese boss has given the green light for Bale's return despite the concerns raised.
Bale has fallen out of favour under Real manager Zinedine Zidane and injury setbacks have impacted his fitness levels in recent seasons.
The Daily Mail says Real Madrid will pay more than half of Bale's £500,000-per-week wages to facilitate the deal to Tottenham.