Gareth Bale has agreed personal terms with Real Madrid ahead of his world-record move from Tottenham.
However, the Spanish giants are still in discussions over the fee for the 24-year-old forward, with a bid of £86m already submitted to Spurs.
"While talks in Madrid took some days, this was always a formality," says BBC chief sports correspondent Dan Roan.
"The agreement over personal terms has no bearing on the timing of the actual transfer being announced."
In addition to the world-record offer, which would eclipse the £80m Real paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, the Bernabeu club have also submitted an alternative bid of close to £70m, which would be a one-off payment for the Wales international./BBC/