Los Blancos manager Carlo Ancelotti’s okays Bale and Higuain deals.
New Real Madrid head-coach Carlo Ancelotti has given the club’s president Florentino Perez the thumbs up to pursue Tottenham’s Gareth Bale and sell Gonzalo Higuain to Arsenal.
According to Spanish newspaper El Confidential, Real’s primary summer goal is to persuade Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to sell Bale, who bagged 21 league goals last term in an stunning campaign for the north London outfit.
Real have made no secret of their desire to sign the 23-year-old with both Perez and Ancelotti’s new assistant Zinedine Zidane voicing their admiration for the Wales international to the media.
Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has stressed that the former Southampton player is not for sale and says he has been given assurance by Levy that the club will keep the £80m-rated forward.
Meanwhile, the paper claims that Arsenal will face a fight with Napoli to land Higuain, who has been given the all clear to depart by Ancelotti.
Neither club is thought to have submitted a formal bid for the former River Plate striker but relations between Higuain and the club have soured and he will be sold.
The Argentina international is valued at over £20m by the La Liga runners-up and has made no secret of his desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.