Andre Villas-Boas has reportedly requested that Tottenham resolve Gareth Bale’s future quickly and perhaps include Luka Modric in a deal with Real Madrid.
Los Merengues have been seen as pushing for a deal for the 24-year-old Welshman this summer, only to have faced strong opposition from the London side and specifically their chairman Daniel Levy.
It is believed currently that Spurs are pushing for a €120m fee for Bale, or a €98m payment plus the inclusion of Fabio Coentrao.
However, reports in England now are that Villas-Boas has made clear his intentions on the deal and focused things with two requests.
The Portuguese has, according to The Times, requested that Tottenham try and include former playmaker Modric in negotiations for Bale.
The Croat only left White Hart Lane 12 months ago and has also been linked this week with interest from Manchester United.
Modric’s move last summer to the Santiago Bernabeu dragged on until the end of the summer and this is reportedly the focus of Villas-Boas’ second request.
It is understood that the Coach has asked Levy to ensure that if any deal for Bale was to happen, that it would be resolved faster than Modric’s was last year.