Argentinian striker could be part of deal that sees Wales wide man move to Spain.
Real Madrid are prepared to offer both Gonzalo Higuain and Fabio Coentrao in part exchange for Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale in order to persuade the north London club to part company with their prize asset this summer, says The Times.
The Spanish giants have been keeping close tabs on the Wales international for some time now, however, as yet los Blancos have still to make contact with Tottenham to lodge an official bid for the 23-year-old.
But now that Carlo Ancelotti has been appointed as the new Madrid head coach, the Spaniards are reportedly set to move forward with their ambitious plans to lure the coveted wide man to the Santiago Bernabeu when the summer transfer window reopens for business on July 1.
And part of Madrid’s strategy will be to offer Spurs two players who they believe manager Andre Villas-Boas is keen to sign, with the Londoners known to currently be on the look-out for both a new left back and a centre forward.
However whether Bale, who was crowned the double Footballer of the Year last season on the back of a remarkable campaign in which he netted 26 goals in just 44 matches in all competitions, can also be convinced to swap the English for the Spanish capital is very much open to debate.