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Gareth Bale Move to Real Madrid Set for Delay: £86m Deal Stuttering to Inevitable Conclusion

Welshman did not attend training at Spurs Lodge on Tuesday. 

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Tottenham Hotspur playmaker Gareth Bale is said to be furious with the north London club’s chairman Daniel Levy for ordering him back to England at the start of the week, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The Wales international had appeared to be on the verge of a world-record transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu, with the Spanish giants being so confident of landing the 24-year-old that they had even started to sell Bale’s No 11 Madrid shirt online in the club shop.

Meanwhile, los Blancos had also erected a stage at their own ground in which to unveil Bale on Tuesday, however, that latest pre-emptive move so angered Tottenham supremo Levy that he ordered his star player to immediately return from Spain, where he had been awaiting the conclusion to the long-running transfer sage, and take part in training with the rest of the Spurs squad on Tuesday.

Bale, however, was believed to be so angry with Levy’s actions that he defied his orders and did not show up at Spurs Lodge in Enfield, with the winger also understood to be absent again on Wednesday as he looks to force through his dream move to the Spanish capital.

The £86 million transfer is still expected to go through, though, with Levy trying to tie up a deal for AS Roma front man Erik Lamela to replace the departing Welshman at White Hart Lane this season, although it is thought that he may still make both the player and the Spaniards wait just that little bit longer before giving the green light.

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