Gareth Bale was in outstanding form for Tottenham yesterday during their 2-1 victory over Sunderland and it is his superb displays that have led to suggestions that Real Madrid want to land the Welsh international.
However Spurs chairman Daniel Levy told Mirror Football that the Spanish champions will have to pay an incredible £60 million for their star man.
Real were thought to be setting the groundwork for a transfer after making him their number one target this summer and they are keen to avoid the transfer saga that saw Luka Modric arrive in Madrid.
The ‘partnership agreement’ between the two sides signed as part of the Modric deal was thought to make it easier for Real to sign Bale but Levy is determined to get value for money for his main player.
The 23-year-old joined Spurs from Southampton in 2007 for £7 million and after a few average years, he has adjusted to life in the Premier League and emerged as one of the finest wingers in the world.
Andre Villas-Boas will be desperate to keep Bale but if Real match Levy’s £60m valuation he could be playing at the Bernabeu next season.