Tottenham boss will not comment after latest twist in transfer saga.
Tottenham Hotspur head coach Andre Villas-Boas has refused to deny that Real Madrid have made an offer for coveted wide man Gareth Bale, says the Sunday Telegraph.
Reports in the Spanish press on Sunday state that the Liga giants have lodged a bid worth 100 million euros (£86.3m) with the north London club for their star man, an offer that would beat their own current word-record transfer fee of £80m that los Blancos paid Manchester United in the summer of 2009 in order to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to the Santiago Bernabeu.
And those same stories also claim that the Wales international has now asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to allow him to fulfil his dream and move to the Spanish capital next season.
Previously throughout the whole of this long-running transfer saga, the Portuguese has always stated that the winger was not for sale at any price and that Bale would still be at White Hart Lane next season, with Villas-Boas even go so far as to recently suggest that the two parties were currently in discussions about a new contract.
However, following Spurs’ 6-0 friendly win over South China on Saturday, Villas-Boas played a dead bat to all questions regarding Bale’s future in the capital, only saying in response to questions about Sunday’s reports in the Spanish media: “I don’t want to comment on anything like that. I cannot speak about anything.”
And now it is understood that Bale, who netted 26 goals in just 44 matches for Tottenham last season, is due to fly to London from Hong Kong on Sunday to have face-to-face talks with Levy about his immediate future at the Lane.