Tottenham could stun north London rivals Arsenal by entering the race for Luis Suarez should Gareth Bale complete his mega-money move to Real Madrid.

The Spanish giants are believed to have tabled an offer in excess of £85m for the Welsh wizard and although Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is adamant his star man won’t be leaving White Hart Lane this summer it is likely he is dragging his heels to drive up the price.

And should Bale join Carlo Ancelotti’s side it would leave Levy in a very strong position to challenge the Gunners for their top transfer target Suarez.

The Liverpool striker has made no secret of his desire to quit Anfield this summer and Arsenal have already had several bids rejected for the Uruguayan although they are still thought to be leading the chase.

But despite Spurs sealing the arrival of Nacer Chadli from FC Twente boss Andre Villas-Boas is keen to add to his attacking options and is predominantly targeting a striker.