The Sun carry one of the biggest claims of the summer thus far for us to chew over here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they think that Gareth Bale will certainly be a Tottenham player next season.
The publication report that under no circumstances will the player be leaving the club – and this is even if Real Madrid were to make a record shattering £85 million bid.
It seems that everyone from Cesc Fabregas to Andre Villas-Boas is talking about Bale this week and whilst Fabregas is less than complementary over the fee on the Welshman’s head, it seems that AVB is putting his foot down.
The manager claimed that: “We have the pledge of the chairman that Bale is not going to leave the club.”
Real Madrid of course have shamelessly been courting the star and it seems that given AVB’s snub of mega rich Paris Saint-Germain, he will be rewarded by having the Welsh midfielder at his services for at least one more season. Bale himself has been open about how much he enjoys working under AVB and will be more than happy to stay at the club – for now.