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Real Madrid Target Gareth Bale Set To Move If Tottenham Miss Out On Champions League

by Steven Green

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Gareth Bale

Welsh wing wizard could be set for White Hart Lane exit.

Tottenham ace Gareth Bale could be set to move on this summer should Spurs fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to the Express.

The Welsh winger has a get-out clause installed in his contract to ensure that he would be free to move on if the North London club fail to make it into Europe’s elite club competition. However, Bale could still leave even if the club does finish in the Premier League top four.

Bale is understood to be a £45 million target for a number of clubs including Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and both Manchester outfits.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is said to be trying to reshape the club’s wage structure in order to convince the 23-year-old to stay.

Levy is keen to up the former Southampton star’s wages to £150,000 a week and has been trying since the turn of the year to get him to sign a new five-year deal worth over £40 million. So far Bale has refused to commit until he can be sure of Spurs’ involvement in the Champions League next term.

It’s thought that Bale wanted to move last summer but the club had managed to persuade him to stay for another year and compete in the Europa League, which they crashed out of last week at the hands of Swiss club FC Basel.

Bale’s most likely destination is said to be Real Madrid. The Spanish giants are also said to be monitoring the north Londoners head-coach Andre Villas-Boas, with current boss Jose Mourinho set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu at the end of the season.

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