Carlo Ancelotti confident on Ronaldo, Higuain; tight-lipped on Gareth Bale

Asked about the possible arrival of Gareth Bale from Tottenham or PSG striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ancelotti said simply: "I cannot talk about players who are not Madrid's." He also admitted talking to wantaway Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is a reported target for Arsenal.

updated: July 20, 2013 20:36 IST
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Madrid: Real Madrid's new coach Carlo Ancelotti believes tying down star striker Cristiano Ronaldo to the club "will not be a problem", he said Saturday.

Ronaldo has yet to sign a new deal to extend his three-year stay at the Bernabeu but Ancelotti is confident the former Manchester United star will stay put.

"Everybody knows he is a phenomenon and a great player," said Ancelotti following a training session.

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