The Welsh star has set his heart on a move to Real Madrid, and is now waiting for Spurs to accept an offer from Los Blancos.
But while the Portuguese manager can confirm there hasn’t been an agreement between the two clubs, he was unable to confirm how Bale was feeling.
“His mental state nobody knows because the player doesn’t speak,” he said. “The only thing that we are able to see is the player arriving in and out of the training ground.”
Spurs have spent heavily on bringing in talent to convince the Welshman that they can push for the Champions League places. The additions of Roberto Soldado, Paulinho and Nacer Chadli have totalled Tottenham’s spending to £50million.
But while some fans fear the spending is to replace Bale, AVB assured fans the club are staying firm on their stance that the 24-year-old is not for sale
“The player is our player,” he added.
“Our idea is to count on Gareth. Ideally, we would like the player to continue belonging to Tottenham, this is where the future is for him. We are aware Real Madrid are interested in the player. It doesn’t mean that we are willing to negotiate.”
Tottenham face Crystal Palace on Sunday, but Bale won’t feature due to injury.
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