Spurs fear Gareth Bale’s head has been turned by Real Madrid.
And that could spark a huge bidding war between the Spanish giants and Manchester United who are also desperate to land the £85million-rated winger.
Tottenham last night refused to confirm that Real have finally made a straight cash bid for the 24-year-old Welshman. The north Londoners have steadfastly maintained that Bale is not for sale and continue to do so.
But they are concerned that the four-time Player of the Year appears to have been unsettled by Real’s sustained campaign to land him.
Last season Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas maintained he had been told by the club’s board that Bale would not be leaving the club this summer.
It is a stance the former Chelsea manager has maintained ever since. Speaking after Tottenham’s Asia trophy defeat to Sunderland yesterday he said wearily: “I don’t want to be repeating myself [on this situation].”
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