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Tottenham Rumors: Real Madrid submits world record bid for Gareth Bale

The back and forth between Tottenham and Real Madrid over forward Gareth Bale has been going on for weeks. Tottenham comes out and says they aren’t shopping Bale and they’re committed to him. Then another rumor surfaces of an outrageous Real Madrid bid, most recently a $131 million bid.

Well here we go again.

From FOX Sports:

Real Madrid have made a world record bid of over £85m to Tottenham for Gareth Bale, according to reports.

The bid does not include any Real Madrid players moving to Spurs as part of a package.

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is understood to be currently in Miami and his and the club’s stance – that the Wales international is not for sale – has not changed.

Bale has so far kept his feelings to himself, making no public declaration about what he wants to happen next.

It certainly has to be frustrating to not know where you’re going. Bale has said he hopes to help Tottenham get into the Champions League tournament.

“On Gareth, I want to repeat what I was telling you last season and what I was telling you from the beginning of [pre-season] so I cannot extend myself,” Tottenham manager Andre Villas Boas said.

“He is a player that we are willing to continue to have, he’s a Tottenham player, he’s one of the most fantastic players in the world at the moment and we are counting on him for the future.”

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