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Tottenham stand firm in transfer saga

Tottenham Winger Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur have rejected an initial bid from Real Madrid for star man Gareth Bale, according to The Sun.

Spurs are doing all they can to keep hold of the Welsh winger who is subject to interest from Madrid, PSG and Manchester United.

Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas claimed that Bale was in contract talks with the North London club in order to keep him at White Hart Lane for one more season, along the way making him the highest paid player in the clubs’ history at a time when they have more than 15 midfielders in their first team squad.

Spurs end their pre-season tour of Asia this morning with a third place play-off game with South China after losing to Sunderland in the week without Bale.

Spanish newspaper Marca claim to have the quotes from inside a private meeting between Bale and Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy in which the winger asked to leave.

“You made me a promise. You promised me if we didn’t qualify for the Champions League and a good offer turned up you’d listen to it,” Bale is reported to have said in the meeting, according to Marca.

“Well that offer has arrived and I want to play for Real Madrid. So keep your word and negotiate.”

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