Spurs winger is closing in on a record breaking switch to the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has revealed the Spanish club have commenced transfer talks with Tottenham star Gareth Bale.
It was reported earlier this week that Madrid had made a world record £86 million bid for the Wales international and are willing to pay as much as £100m to bring him to the Bernabeu this summer and eclipse the £80m fee they paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.
Sky Sports now claim that Ancelotti confirmed on Thursday that discussions with Bale are underway and the player has informed Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas of his wish to leave White Hart Lane to make the dream move to Spain.
The 24-year-old is thought to have arrived at the north London club’s training base on Friday morning to sit down with Villas-Boas to weigh up his future, although it’s believed the winger has his heart set on joining Madrid.
Ancelotti also confirmed that former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric won’t be included as part of the deal to sign Bale.
“All the players we have now are happy, we have not talked about any player leaving,” he insisted. “Modric is a very important player for us and will play with us next season.”