Real Madrid set sights on Tottenham Hotspur flyer Gareth Bale and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez in the hope of catching La Liga rivals Barcelona.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that he hopes to sign Gareth Bale from Tottenham Hotspur, and retains interest in Liverpool forward Luis Suarez.
“Bale was born to play in Madrid,” Perez told Spanish publication Marca, as reported by Sky Sports.
Suarez too appears to be a target, with the Uruguayan having told reporters whilst on international duty that it would be “difficult to say no to Real.”
“Suarez is a great player and I am sure all in the world would want him,” responded Perez.
“I like him and others too, but it does not always fit,” he concluded to offer Liverpool a glimmer of hope of retaining their star player.
The two players have been amongst the best throughout the last Premier League season, with Bale scoring 21 goals and Suarez 23.
Real Madrid would have a great chance of overhauling FC Barcelona at the top of La Liga if they were to bring 44 extra goals to the team, and Perez knows he must make a big statement of intent this summer.
Barca have signed Neymar from Santos, one of the most coveted players in world football, and with the Catalan side predicted to finish fifteen points clear of Real Madrid, there is certainly some catching up to do in the Spanish capital.