Gareth Bale's proposed world-record transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid is inching towards completion with Welshman's lawyers having arrived in the Spanish capital to put the finishing touches to the deal.

Bale's lawyers Inigo Landa and Melvyn Grantz met Blancos representatives on Friday to thrash out the remaining details of the 24-year-old's hefty contract.

Tottenham's intensive recruitment drive has gathered pace with the arrival of Bale's like-for-like replacement at White Hart Lane the Argentina attacker Erik Lamela confirmed earlier on Friday.

That has left the 24-year-old free to complete his protracted move to the Spanish giants and Goal understands confirmation of the deal could be announced as early as 10.00BST on Friday.