Real Madrid have offered cash AND players to Spurs in a bid to deliver Gareth Bale for newly-appointed boss boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Argentina winger Angel Di Maria is among several stars that the Spanish giants are willing to hand over to the White Hart Lane club with in order to land the Premier League's Player of the Year.

However, Tottenham are continuing to reject all interest in the 23-year-old out of hand.

Ancelotti was confirmed as Jose Mourinho’s successor, on a three-year deal, on Wednesday and, after months of phony war, Real have officially opened the bidding for a player they started courting publicly in April.

Speaking at his introductory press conference, Ancelotti said: “This team is very good, but there could be some changes. But it doesn’t need much.”

Real's president Florentino Perez had targeted Bale, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez and Napoli marksman Edinson Cavani ahead of Ancelotti’s arrival.

Although the latter two have indicated willingness to move to the Bernabeu, Real have met unwavering, stiff opposition from Tottenham over Bale.