Spurs chairman Daniel Levy won’t hold any talks with Real Madrid until they have increased their world record offer.
Tottenham have refused to hold anymore talks with Real Madrid over the transfer of Gareth Bale and will only come back to the negotiating table if the La Liga giants substantially increase their world record offer, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Reports last week had suggested that a deal was close between the two clubs but it is now thought that Daniel Levy’s stance has hardened following Real’s aggressive and increasingly public pursuit of the player.
Several members of the Real first team have publicly stated that they would welcome Bale to the Bernabeu, while the clubs sporting director Zinedine Zidane recently claimed that Real wouldn’t stop in their pursuit of the player.
This has annoyed the Spurs hierarchy, who have held talks with Real out of respect to Bale.
The Welshman has told the club that he wants to leave White Hart Lane and move to Madrid, although he won’t submit a transfer request to force the move through.
However, Spurs will not hold anymore talks until Madrid up their bid, which the Spanish club will do, going as high as £100 million for the Welshman.
It is unclear just what Spurs valuation of Bale is but it appears that the club will want a straight cash deal for the winger.