Real Madrid have made contact with Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas.

The People says Real made contact with Villas-Boas' representatives at the end of last month.

The Portuguese boss will wait until the end of the season before making a decision but the idea of quitting White Hart Lane has not been ruled out.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti tops Real's shortlist, but so too does the Tottenham coach.

Villas-Boas was part of Jose Mourinho's backroom staff when he was Chelsea manager and later took over the Blues in his own right after a stunning spell in charge of Porto.