Tottenham Hotspur transfer news: Bale interest cools and Eriksen

A select round-up of transfer rumours relating to Tottenham Hotspur, including Gareth Bale, Christian Eriksen, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jermain Defoe and Angel Di Maria.

Carlo Ancelotti has reportedly told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez that Gareth Bale is not a crucial part of his plans for next season.

Along with speculation that some of the Spanish club’s senior players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, were not happy with the move for Bale, and Perez’s own comments that the 24-year-old was overpriced, there appears to be some backtracking from Real Madrid about their interest in the Spurs player.

There is plenty of time for Madrid to revive their interest this summer, and they might be hoping that Bale will hand in a transfer request to help force Spurs’ hand, but Ancelotti’s stance indicates the club could be cooling their interest in the Welsh forward.

Angel Di Maria is unlikely to be part of any future deal for Bale, with the Argentine saying he is happy at Real Madrid. Ancelotti has also said recently that Di Maria is part of his plans for the season.

Ajax playmaker Christian Eriksen has indicated he would be open to a move to Tottenham Hotspur this summer, but also said that the London club were yet to make a move to his services.

"Tottenham are a great club," he told

"I know this because of Vertonghen. It is good club which is interesting. 

"But there has not been anything yet."

Eriksen has been linked with Spurs in the past, but the January arrival of Lewis Holtby, along with the signing of Gylfi Sigurdsson last summer, might mean Andre Villas-Boas does not see the Dane as an essential purchase.

Villas-Boas has ruled out the possibility that either Jermain Defoe or Gyfli Sigurdsson will be sold this summer, saying that each player was part of his plans for the new season.

Both players have been linked with moves away from White Hart Lane as they are unlikely to be regular starters at White Hart Lane this year, but the Spurs manager has insisted that each of them will be involved with the first team.

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