Bale not to be sold at any price, say Spurs

In the wake of speculation linking Manchester United with a £60m move for Gareth Bale, Tottenham Hotspur have said that their Welsh star is not for sale at any price this summer, as interest in the 24-year-old increases, the Daily Telegraph has reported.

Real Madrid initially made Bale their main summer transfer target, until receiving a similar response from Spurs, who are desperate to keep Bale, the PFA and Football Writer’s Player of the Year for last season, after his talismanic performances.

The proposed bid of £60m will break the British transfer record of £50m, for the sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea from Liverpool in 2011. However, Spurs are relaxed about the situation, even if Bale refuses the club’s offer of re-negotiating his contract.

United are yet to make a notable signing since the arrival of David Moyes, and have seen rumoured targets Kevin Strootman and Thiago Alcantara secure moves elsewhere. Spurs’ stance on Bale is likely to lead to more disappointment in the transfer market for the Scot.

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