North London club are determined to keep hold of their prize asset.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy will demand a world-record transfer fee of £125 million from Real Madrid for star man Gareth Bale this summer, according to reports in the Sun.
The Spanish giants finally lodged an offer, also a word record, of £81m for the Wales international over the weekend, however, that was immediately rejected by the north London club’s supremo, who is said to be determined to keep hold of the 24-year-old at White Hart Lane next season come what may.
And even if, as expected, los Blancos do return with a second improved bid for the wide man that is set to include the offer of either Angel Di Maria or Fabio Coentrao in part exchange for Bale, Levy is understood to also be prepared to reject that.
In fact, the Tottenham chief is said to only be willing to part company with the coveted winger if the Liga outfit raise their original bid to a whopping £125m.
“Daniel is only interested in what’s best for Tottenham,” a source told the Sun.
“If he can’t keep the player, which we must not forget he still wants to, then he’s going to make Real pay a very heavy price.”
Bale enjoyed a stunning season last time out in the capital, scoring 26 goals in just 44 matches overall in all competitions for Spurs, including an equally impressive 21 strikes in only 33 Premier League matches, form in front of goal that saw the playmaker named as the double Footballer of the Year come the climax to the campaign.