Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas is preparing for Gareth Bale to be sold to Real Madrid. The People says AVB is resigned to losing Bale and is becoming ­increasingly ­frustrated at not being able to line up a mega-signing to ­replace the Welsh wizard.

As soon as Bale goes, the Spurs manager is ready to make a sensational attempt to hijack Luis Suarez's proposed move from Liverpool to north London rivals Arsenal.

AVB believes the money should be used to snare Suarez to form a deadly partnership with Spaniard Robert Soldado, signed from ­Valencia for £26m.

Arsenal still have the ­advantage over their bitter local rivals in being able to ­offer Suarez Champions League football, and it is thought the South American would prefer to join Arsene Wenger's stars.

But Tottenham will be in a strong financial position once they sell double footballer of the year Bale - and will have the ability to offer Liverpool more than Arsenal, who have bid £40m for Suarez.

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