Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has admitted he has not spoken to Gareth Bale - but also insisted the player's mental state is "fine".
Bale's future at White Hart Lane remains uncertain after Real Madrid launched a world record bid to sign the Wales international.
Last season's Footballer of the Year recently told Villas-Boas that he wants to join Real, but Spurs are determined to keep hold of the 24-year-old.
He will miss the opening game of the season against Crystal Palace on Sunday and Villas-Boas is unsure how the transfer speculation is affecting Bale.
"His mental state nobody knows because the player doesn't speak," Villas-Boas told reporters.
"The only thing that we are able to see, or you are able to see, is the player arriving in and out of the training ground."
However, the 35-year-old then appeared to back-track by saying: "It (Bale's mental state) is fine. It's fine."
Villas-Boas also reiterated the club's stance that Bale is not for sale, with just over a fortn...