Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has drawn up plans for Tottenham star Gareth Bale.

The People says the Wales international has told Real he wants to sign for them but has yet to demand a transfer.

New Bernabeu coach Ancelotti is planning for next season with Bale in his team and has already allocated him the No.11 shirt.

A senior source at Real said: "Bale is the only high-profile player we are pursuing.

"Ancelotti will play him on the left and Cristiano Ronaldo on the right in a 4-3-3 formation.

"There is no doubt in anyone's mind that Bale will be a Real player this ­summer.

"If that means he has to put in a transfer request to force the issue then that is what we expect he will do."