MAURICIO POCHETTINO admits Gareth Bale still speaks to staff at Tottenham after being asked if he is interested in the Real Madrid star. And the Spurs boss has admitted he is open to the prospect of the Real Madrid star making a stunning return to Tottenham. Bale is nearing the Real exit door and he is set to be made available for a transfer next summer. Manchester United have held a long-term interest in the Welshman and have attempted to snap him up on numerous occasions. But they could have a fight on their hands with Pochettino refusing to dampen the chances of Bale rejoining ahead of the club’s return to White Hart Lane next year.