Spurs want Jese Rodriguez at White Hart Lane, while Real continue Bale pursuit.
Tottenham have made an €11.5m (£9.9m) bid for Real Madrid starlet Jese Rodriguez, according to Spanish daily Marca.
The young forward scored an impressive 22 goals in 33 appearances for Real Madrid Castilla last season and the 20-year-old has also impressed at the under-20 World Cup this summer.
Jese reportedly has many admirers in the Premier League, while both Real president Florentino Perez and assistant manager Zinedine Zidane are said to be keen for the starlet to break into Los Blacnos’ first team next term.
But Jese has admitted he may be forced to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in search of regular first team football and the player is said to favour a permanent move, although Real would rather send him on loan for a season.
“I want to play, and I don’t know if I’ll get many minutes in the Real Madrid first team,” Jese is quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Earlier this month, Jese said he planned to hold discussions with the La Liga runners-up to establish what his future holds.
“I don’t know what the club wants with me. I assume they will want to offer me a renewal but I don’t know what I will do. I’m not going to lie about it,” he said before Spain U20s’ World Cup exit on Saturday.
“I am calm about my future. I’ve had a good season and I’m doing well at the World Cup now. I’m relaxed.
“Once the World Cup is over, we’ll open talks to discuss my future.”
Unsurprisingly, Marca – commonly accepted as a mouthpiece of Real – have suggested that Los Merengues could use the negotiations with Spurs to open talks about Gareth Bale.
The Spaniards have made no secret of their desire to sign the Welshman this summer but Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas has stressed the forward, who scored 21 Premier League goals last season, is not for sale.