Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed that the club are currently in talks with Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur over the possible transfer of winger Gareth Bale.
After months of speculation and reports, it finally looks like the two clubs are ready to sit down and talk directly to each other, rather than talk to local press about the saga.
Reports broke out earlier in the week in Spain that Madrid have made a formal £85million bid for the Spurs winger and despite the silence at White Hart Lane, reports in Spain are suggesting that it's time to accept the offer and let him leave.
Madrid have been in pursuit of Bale all summer and have seen two bids rejected already, but they are now getting serious with their offers and have offered Tottenham £85million for their star asset.
Several Madrid players and coaches have weighed in on the saga admitting that Bale would be perfect for the La Liga outfit and now the manager has confirmed that the two clubs are in talks over a possible deal taking place.
Talking during Madrid's tour of America, Ancelotti confirmed that the situation is tricky, but a conclusion should be around the corner.
"It is difficult to talk about Bale because at the moment he is not a Real Madrid player," Ancelotti told a news conference.
"I believe the club is in talks to find a solution and we will see what happens.
"I am not used to talking about players who are not in my team and it would not be right to do so."
There were reports claiming that Madrid would offer Tottenham Luka Modric as part of the deal, but the Italian manager has rubbished those suggestions.
"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."
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