Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 7/24/13
Andre Villas-Boas refused to discuss Gareth Bale's future after Tottenham's 3-1 defeat to Sunderland in Hong Kong. Villas-Boas refused to elaborate further on the future of Bale after watching his side lose the first game of the Barclays Asia Trophy. Bale, whose future remains the subject of fevered speculation, was not involved in Wednesday's defeat. Reports in Spain suggest he is poised to join Real Madrid, while the Spurs hierarchy have continually stressed that the club's most prized asset is not for sale. On Tuesday, Villas-Boas said: "He is a player that we are willing to continue to have, he's a Tottenham player, he's one of the most fantastic players in the world at the moment and we are counting on him for the future." Speaking after the Sunderland game, Villas-Boas said: "I can't make any more comments because I made it during the press conference for this game, so I don't want to repeat myself in all press conferences." However, Villas-Boas has said there is still a...
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