Ancelotti doesn’t give too much away in terms of signing the duo.
Newly appointed Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti is keeping his cards very close to his chest in the pursuit of Tottenham Hotspur ace Gareth Bale and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spanish giants have been strongly linked with both players, despite having already spent over £60m on new faces this summer such as young, Spanish talents Isco and Asier Illarramendi.
Yet Ancelotti is refusing to rule out moves for the world-class duo of Bale and Ibrahimovic as well.
“I am happy with the squad and I don’t want to talk about other players out of respect for those who are here,” the Italian was quoted on goal.com.
“I do not want to talk about Bale. Everyone knows he’s a great player. Out of respect for the players we have here it is better not to talk.
“Ibrahimovic is an amazing player and can play in any team in the world.
“He doesn’t play for Real Madrid and I can’t talk about that out of respect for those who are here, who are performing well.”
Although the former PSG manager is keen not to breach any rules by tapping up the pair and is also not prepared to give too much away, it’s clear that the 54-year-old is a big admirer of the Welshman and Swede.
Ancelotti managed Ibrahimovic last season whilst at the Parc des Princes, where the 31-year-old was named Ligue 1’s top-scorer and the pair helped guide PSG to their first French title in 17 years.
Although known as something of a difficult player, the Sweden international formed a strong bond with the coach and was disappointed when the former AC Milan boss made the switch to Madrid.
Bale meanwhile has become a target for the 2012 La Liga champions following a superb campaign with Spurs that saw the winger net an impressive 21 Premier League goals.