North Londoners stand firm in face of Spanish interest in their prize asset.
Tottenham Hotspur will not sell midfield player Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for any price when the transfer window reopens this summer, according to reports in the Daily Telegraph.
The Wales international has just enjoyed a sensational season for the north London club, culminating in the 23-year-old being crowned the double Footballer of the Year at the climax of the campaign.
However, the wide man’s form on the pitch was still not enough to ensure that Andre Villas-Boas’s side finished the season in the top four of the Premier League, and as a result Tottenham will not be competing in the Uefa Champions League next campaign.
Bale managed to find the back of the net on 21 occasions in only 33 top-flight encounters for Spurs, while overall the winger netted an equally impressive 26 strikes in just 44 matches for the club, form in front of goal that has led to a wave of speculation of late that los Blancos will make a big-money offer for the player when the transfer window opens on July 1.
However, Tottenham are insistent that Bale is not for sale at any price and will still be at White Hart Lane at the start of the new season.