Andre Villas-Boas has once again expressed his confidence that Real Madrid target Gareth Bale will stay at Tottenham this summer.
The Welsh forward has been the subject of constant speculation regarding a move away from White Hart Lane, with Real reportedly leading the chase for the 23-year-old midfielder.
Villas-Boas has been keen to stress that chairman Daniel Levy has given him assurances that Bale will not be sold - and he said in an interview in his native Portugal that he has no reason to doubt that is the case.
"The chairman said that we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and that the player will stay," he told Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.
"In football anything can happen, but these are the guarantees given to me."
Bale was named the PFA Players' Player and Young Player of the Year last season after an impressive season which saw him net 21 league goals.
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