Gareth BaleRepresentatives said on Wednesday that they had discussed with Cardiff the possible transfer of the Wales captain to the Championship club following his departure from Real Madrid.
Bell has been linked with a free transfer to his hometown team following the end of his nine-year tumultuous spell in Madrid.
The 32-year-old forward, once the world’s most expensive player, is said to be considering the pros and cons of joining the Bluebirds before playing for Wales at the World Cup in Qatar in November. Are
His correspondent confirmed to BBC Sport Wales that he was in talks with Cardiff chairman Mehmet Dalman.
Bell, a five-time Champions League winner, has a number of options at the table with MLS teams, with his former clubs Tottenham and Newcastle ready as potential destinations.
But he has sparked speculation that he may prefer Cardiff, saying the level at which he plays football before the World Cup will not be a decisive factor.
Speaking to Wales during international duty last week, Bell said: “I don’t really know the difference in quality. The game of football is a game of football.
“I need time to think about what works best for me, for my family, for my children, and hopefully we’ll work it out in the summer. I have options.”
Bell, who has a family in Cardiff, earns about £ 600,000 ($ 736,000) a week in real estate and will have to make significant pay cuts to sign. Steve Morrisonby the.
But his agent جوناتھن “What Gareth does next is not about money,” Barnett said in a recent interview.
Bell’s gaze at Cardiff’s training ground on Wednesday forced some fans to claim he was about to switch over to the Bluebirds.
But Cardiff shares facilities with the Football Association of Wales medical staff and Bell is believed to have been there to work as a physio.
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