Real Madrid Told To Cough Up £65m For Tottenham Star Gareth Bale

Tottenham will only accept a huge offer for Real Madrid to sign Gareth Bale.The Daily Mirror claim that Tottenham will only accept a bid of at least £65million for star winger Gareth Bale.

The Welsh winger is being chased by a number of top clubs around Europe after another excellent season at White Hart Lane, but it seems that it would take an enormous offer for Spurs to consider selling.

Real Madrid are determined to bring Bale to the Santiago Bernabeu, but to do so would have to make him the second most expensive signing ever, behind the record £80million fee they paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

The 23-year-old is a contender for PFA Player of the Year, an award he won in 2011, after almost single-handedly guiding Spurs to within reach of a much-coveted Champions League place. It is uncertain if Champions League football next season would help keep Bale at the club, but the North Londoners hope they can persuade him to stay for at least one more year.

Reports circulated a few days ago that Real Madrid were preparing to sell three key players to help fund a move for Bale, with the likes of Kaka, Gonzalo Higuain and Fabio Coentrao likely to be on the way out this summer, the latter of which has also been linked with interest from Spurs, and could be used as part of the deal.

History shows that Real Madrid generally get their man if they want him, and managed to persuade Spurs to sell them another star player, Luka Modric, last season.

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