Levy Flies In For Crunch Talks With Gareth Bale Over Proposed £85m Move
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has cut short a family holiday to fly back to the UK to hold crunch talks with Gareth Bale over a potential £85m move to Real Madrid.
With the summer transfer window now open, there is plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Gareth Bale is set to hold crunch talks with Daniel Levy.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has cut short a family holiday to fly back to the UK to hold crunch talks with Gareth Bale over a potential £85m move to Real Madrid, according to the Daily Mail.
The report claims Levy held informal talks with Bale in Hong Kong last week but despite being scheduled to fly to Florida to continue his family, the Spurs supremo instead travelled back to London on Sunday night to hold further discussions with the Welshman as Madrid ramp up their interest.
Bale is understood to be demanding answers over whether there has been any formal contact between the two clubs and wants to know if Levy will keep to his word and consider a world record bid from the Spaniards.
Madrid have been using every dirty trick in the book to try and unsettle the 24-year-old this summer and it appears they’ve been successful, with the former Southampton youngster seemingly intent on pursuing a move to the Bernabeu should the two clubs agree a fee.
The Mail claim Madrid are considering tabling an offer of around £60m plus Argentina winger Angel di Maria and Portugal left back Fabio Coentrao, but Spurs are expected to want a straight cash deal in the region of £85m to consider selling their prized asset this summer.
Premier League champions Manchester United have also been strongly linked with last seasons PFA Player of the Year as David Moyes desperately tries to bring in a marquee signing to appease worried fans following the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson. However, the report suggests Bale is only interested in a move to Madrid and won’t move to another team in England.
Tottenham have publicly insisted Bale isn’t for sale at any price and are understood to be keen to open talks over a new deal at White Hart Lane, but even increased wages of around £150,000-a-week might not be enough to persuade the Welshman to commit his future to the north Londoners as Madrid continue to try and lure him to the Spanish capital.
Bale missed both of Tottenham’s games in the Asia Trophy with a gluteal injury and will now have two days off after returning home from Hong Kong on Sunday night, but he’s expected to be fit in time to face Monaco on Saturday.
What do you make of the Bale situation? Do you think he’ll stay at Spurs or will Madrid manage to sign him this summer? Share your views below.
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