Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/28/13
Tottenham may fine Real Madrid target Gareth Bale after he failed to show up to training for a second day manager Andre Villas-Boas has said. Spanish giants Real have made a world record £86m bid for the forward. Bale 24 was due back at training on Tuesday after a break in Marbella. Continue reading the main story “It is a dream move for him but I think in the end this could have happened in a different way” Villas-Boas on Bale's impending move to Real Madrid "He is involved in a big transfer to Real Madrid and if it happens we wish him all the best but the fact that he hasn't turned up is not the correct behaviour" said Villas-Boas. "I gave the player the weekend off. Monday was a day off for the squad. It is up to the club now to decide if it's a fineable offence. I've given my opinion on it it's up to them to decide whether they act on it or not." Under rules laid down by the Professional Footballers' Association a player can only be fined two weeks' wages which in Bale's case would amount to around £160000. Bale has not featured for Spurs or Wales this season due to a foot injury. He has been left out Tottenham's squad for Thursday's Europa League second leg against Dinamo Tbilisi but has been called up by Wales for this month's World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia. Bale has been linked with Real all summer and Villas-Boas says the record-breaking transfer "could happen very very soon". The former Chelsea boss added: "It is a dream move for him but I think in the end this could have happened in a different way. "At the moment the two clubs are speaking. I suppose it could go to the last day or it could happen in next two days. But you wouldn't expect the biggest transfer in world football to happen easily." Tottenham are reluctant to sell until they have signed a replacement. They have been linked with Roma's £30m-rated Argentina forward Erik Lamela but they missed out on Brazil midfielder Willian who joined Premier League rivals Chelsea. "I have told you that we will continue re-strengthening the squad so we are looking at different positions to make us stronger" said Villas-Boas. "In the next couple of days we will have further news and I think we will see further additions at Tottenham."
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