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Gareth Bale angry after Tottenham refuse Real Madrid's record bid

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News 28 Jul 2013, 11:39 IST
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Will Gareth Bale remain at White Hart Lane?

Tottenham Hotspurs winger Gareth Bale is in turmoil after chairman Daniel Levy refused to accept Real Madrid’s record €100m (£86.3m) offer from Real Madrid.

Madrid have launched their bid and are determined to capture their long-time transfer target, after an astounding last season for the Welsh footballer who scored a total of 31 goals last season for club as well as country.

Bale, who is currently suffering from a glute muscle problem, was kept away from his club’s pre-season friendly versus Sunderland and South China in Hong Kong on Saturday. Although Bale was in full zip for Tottenham’s opening friendly against Swindon Town, he sat out their match against Colchester United.

However, the mental turmoil which the 24-year old is facing seems more agonising than the injury itself, after experiencing Levy’s inflexibility to the issue pending at hand.

Levy, on the other hand, is known to be a tough negotiator. However, the transfer amount offered by the La Liga giants to lure Bale is something that cannot be turned down realistically. As a matter of fact, Madrid’s bid would be a new world record, beating Cristiano Ronaldo‘s world record £80 million transfer to Los Blancos from Manchester United in 2009.

According to a Guardian report, when asked to clarify on issues related to the Wales international, after their massive 6-0 victory against South China, manager André Villas-Boas said, “I don’t want to comment on anything like that, I cannot speak about anything.”

Although Manchester United are also keen on acquiring Bale, Real Madrid seems to be the only destination on the winger’s mind after putting forth such a lucrative offer.

In the interim, Tottenham have moved on with business for the new season and are on the verge of signing Valencia striker Roberto Soldado for a club record €30 million, after successfully signing midfielder Paulinho for £17 million from Corinthians and winger Nacer Chadli for £7 million from FC Twente.

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