Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/22/13
Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini was reportedly in Madrid on Wednesday for talks over the sale of Gareth Bale. Baldini flew to the Spanish capital to discuss a potential deal with Real Madrid officials. Real have made no secret of their desire to sign Bale this summer, and they hope to finalise a reported £93million deal for the 24-year-old in the coming days. Bale has been pining for a move to Real ever since the Spanish giants made it clear they wanted to make him their marquee signing of the summer. Initially Tottenham played hardball with the Spaniards. A meeting between Spurs chairman Daniel Levy and his opposite number Florentino Perez in Miami ended without agreement and for a while it seemed a realistic possibility that Bale could stay. But while negotiations stalled, Levy embarked on a spending spree that saw Spurs sign four new players worth £60million. He has also sanctioned moves for two new players - Anzhi Makhachkala forward Willian and Roma midfielder...
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