Gareth Bale is reportedly unhappy at Tottenham Hotspur’s decision to turn down a world record £86.3million bid from Real Madrid.
The forward’s future had seemed to have been secured a couple of weeks ago, with Madrid deciding to cool their interest in the face of Spurs’ stance that Bale would not be sold at any price this summer.
However reports in the past week have suggested Bale has asked to Spurs to negotiate with Real Madrid, and the London club’s refusal to consider the bid has left him distraught according to The Observer.
Bale was due to return to training this week after an injury saw him miss both of Spurs’ matches in the Barclays Asia Trophy, and could play next weekend against Monaco. He has three years left to run on his current contract at Spurs, giving them a strong negotiating position with Real Madrid.
Valencia coach Miroslav Djukic has said he will wish Roberto Soldado luck if he moves to Tottenham Hotspur, with a deal between the two clubs reportedly close to being agreed.
“He is a very good professional and if he decides to leave we will wish him a lot of luck and if he chooses to stay with us then we will be delighted because he is a great professional and he can help us a lot. But if his exit to Tottenham is confirmed then we will wish him all the luck in the world,” said Djukic.
Some reports in Spain last night suggested that a fee had been agreed for Soldado, but so far nothing has been confirmed other than that Spurs are back in negotiations with Valencia.
Dzeko has enjoyed a fine pre-season under Manuel Pellegrini, but with Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic both arriving, he is unlikely to be a first team regular next season, and the 27-year-old might look to leave Manchester City.
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