Madrid president admits Levy does not like Bale talk

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Florentino Perez says he would have no qualms paying big for Gareth Bale, but he needs to wait for Real’s new coach.

Madrid parted company with Jose Mourinho at the end of last season and have been heavily linked with appointing Carlo Ancelotti as his successor.

Earlier this week Real’s sporting director Zinedine Zidane hinted that the Spanish giants would be prepared to break the world record transfer fee for Bale, which would mean a bid of over £85million.

“Madrid always want the best. Tottenham is a very amicable club, but first we must see who our new coach will be and after that we will begin to arrange our new squad,” Perez told Marca.

“I think the same as if we were to have a tennis team and Rafael Nadal asked me for these millions. For players like this – the investment they generate you and the revenue they produce, you can give everything to try and get them.

“I demonstrated in 2000 that with players like this you can change the dynamic, going from losing to winning.

“Then you have to look carefully at the player involved. We are not going to talk too much about Bale because he plays at a very amicable club and they will be annoyed by too much talk about him I know their chairman well and he doesn’t like things like that.

“But I repeat, we have a long list, but there will be one particular player, of course.”

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