Tottenham fans in the Football Transfer Tavern appear to have given up with any hopes of keeping Gareth Bale at the club this summer with MirrorFootball suggesting that Real Madrid have agreed to pay a world record breaking £105million in a part-exchange deal for the Welsh international.
Sources from Spain suggest that a historic deal had been agreed with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy but with still work to be done on which players will be making the switch from the Bernabeu to White Hart Lane as part of the mega transfer.
The ever-prudent Levy will only sell Bale if over £80m of cold, hard cash is included in the offer to break the current transfer record that Madrid paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo back in June 2009, before a player is also included.
One of Spurs’ prime targets Fabio Coentrao was surprisingly left out on the Madrid team that beat LA Galaxy last night fuelling speculation that he could be included as part of the transfer to take Bale to Madrid. The former Benfica youngster is well-known by fellow Portuguese national Andre Villas-Boas who would love to add the quality left-back to his side for the new campaign.
However The Lilywhites have already been told that Spanish U-21 international star striker Alvaro Morata is not for sale. The North London side had outlined a move for the 20-year-old, who was top goal-scorer at the recent U-21 tournament in Israel. While former Spurs man Luka Modric will not be making a return to White Hart Lane despite reports and Argentine winger Angel Di Maria is likely to reject any advances from the English club.