Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has denied that a deal has been agreed for the record sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid . Reports suggest Bale is closing in on a world-record transfer to the nine-time European champions, but Villas-Boas says that is not the case. "That is not true," the Tottenham manager said ahead of the Europa League play-off against Dinamo Tbilisi. The north London club would not comment, however, on claims that technical director Franco Baldini is in the Spanish capital for talks over Bale's future but Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes an announcement confirming the deal is imminent and that the fine detail has already been agreed. Bale will sit out the first leg of Tottenham's Europa League play-off on Thursday officially because of a foot injury. While Bale has been recovering, Tottenham have spent £60million on four new signings and they could shell out that same figure over the next two days to land Willian and Erik Lamela. ...
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