Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to hold any further talks with Real Madrid over the potential signing of Gareth Bale until the Spanish giants up their offer significantly, according to The Telegraph.
Although there is an air of acceptance that Bale will depart White Hart Lane, Levy is not prepared to make the deal an easy one for Madrid, having become increasingly angered by the club’s aggressive and public pursuit of the Welsh international.
Their chase of the 24-year-old has now been going on for over two weeks, with former Real players such as Zinedine Zidane publicly expressing their interest in the new potential world record transfer.
Tottenham have already rejected an offer of over £80million from Real, and are refusing to negotiate further until an offer that matches their £100million valuation of the player arrives.
Manager Andre Villas-Boas has also grown frustrated by the saga, revealing last night he thought Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti was ‘wrong’ to speak so openly about the club’s pursuit of Bale.
“This situation they have decided to make public,” he said.
“Normally situations like this in England are scrutinised by the Football Association with lots of care and attention. We have seen lots of people speaking about a player who is not theirs.”
Bale did not travel with the squad as part of their pre-season trip to Monaco last Saturday, said to be complaining with a pain in his foot, with the Welshman thought to still be desperate for a move to Spain.
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