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Analysing the transfer gossip – 29th July (Part Two): Bale, Pastore, Bent and more

SENIOR ANALYST
6.07K   //    29 Jul 2013, 13:56 IST

As we move in to the off-season an unprecedented amount of managerial movement around Europe will surely see an already frantic transfer market go in to overdrive. This will give plenty of opportunities for transfer rumour and gossip. So how much of it is realistic?

Read Part 1 of today’s transfer gossip here.

Real Madrid hope to complete a £95 million deal for Gareth Bale, offering £51 million plus Argentina winger Angel Di Maria, 25, and Portugal left-back Fabio Coentrao, 25, before they finish their tour of the United States on 11 August.

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Full story: the Sun

What’s the story? If this is true, and it’s a big big if, then Spurs would have to accept it.

Does it make sense? The cash is too much, but if Real are willing to offer this, then Spurs have to accept. They’d fix their left back spot, and Di Maria would help cover the hole that Bale would leave, and then the cash can be used elsewhere, perhaps on Roberto Soldado, or even on another player. It depends on whether they could persuade them to leave Real though, but both will be on the fringes this year so they might be able to.

Is the price right? It’s pretty intense, but Spurs don’t want or need to sell, so have every right to keep driving the price up. This is too good to turn down though. Just money on its own is rejectable, but huge cash and two top class players is an amazing offer – if true.

Will it happen? 2/10 – These big multi part exchange deals get discussed a lot but very rarely happen outside of baseball and basketball.

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