Real Madrid are preparing to make Tottenham star Gareth Bale their No1 2013 transfer target. Madrid sources say Real president Florentino Perez is putting together a £50 million package to land Bale after a modest outlay during last summer's transfer market.

Real's deal for Luka Modric included an agreement for the two clubs to form a 'partnership' believed to relate to commercial tie-ups and having the first refusal to buy 'certain players'.