Carlo Ancelotti wants to bring White Hart Lane youngster to Stamford Bridge.
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Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti is planning a big money move to snap up Gareth Bales from local rivals Tottenham this summer. The Stamford Bridge manager is known to be a big fan of the young Welshman and is looking to freshen up his squad by adding youngsters to help reverse the ageing nature of his Blues squad.
The 21 year old left sided player has been in marvellous form over the past year and Harry Redknapp knows that he faces a fight to keep the former Southampton man at White Hart Lane. The likes of Inter Milan are also said to be very interested in Bale who scored an impressive hat-trick against the Champions League holders on Wednesday night.
After a sticky start to his Tottenham career the Cardiff born starlet has blossomed into the player many had predicted after his early promise secured him a £5m move to north London in May of 2007. Now he is thought to be valued at around £25m but that valuation will not scare off interest and if Ancelotti does indeed register his interest in Bale then he may well have his head turned by the opportunity to move to the Premier League champions.
A lot would appear to depend on whether Spurs can secure another top four finish so as to prove to Bale that the club is continuing to progress, if they fail to claim a Champions League spot for next season then it may make the chance to move to Chelsea all the more tempting.