The Wales star returned for Real Madrid during the Club World Cup, scoring in the semi-final in a nine-minute cameo.
He then played 11 minutes in the final against Gremio as Madrid went on to win the trophy.
And some people at Real Madrid want him in from the start on Saturday for the Clasico.
But Diario Gol claim some directors want him in the team because it will put him in the shop window ahead of January.
Bale’s future in Spain is uncertain with patience over his injury record growing thin.
He has struggled this season – with last week’s appearances his first since September – and Florentino Perez is considering his options.
Perez wants a new look forward line with Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi all linked.
Bale and Karim Benzema are playing for their futures with pressure mounting on Zinedine Zidane.
Madrid trail Barcelona by 11 points going into the Clasico but do have a game in hand.
And they would essentially be out of the title race with defeat on Saturday.
But the plan to put Bale in the shop window will alert the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea.
Both English clubs are looking to the market in January as a chance to bolster their sides.
They trail leaders Manchester City by a huge margin already but a move for Bale would send shockwaves through the game.