“He is a fantastic player,” admits Perez but Spaniard confirms no Bale bid.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says the club have not made an offer for Tottenham forward Gareth Bale.
The La Liga giants have made no secret of their desire to sign Bale this summer, with both Perez and assistant manager Zinedine Zidane publicly admitting their admiration for the 23-year-old.
But Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas says he has been given assurances by chairman Daniel Levy that the Wales international will not be sold this summer.
And when asked about Bale by Spanish daily AS, Perez said Los Merengues have not bid for the former Southampton starlet: “He is a fantastic player – one who belongs to a club we enjoy a great friendship with but we have not made an offer for him.”
Spurs signed a strategic agreement with Los Blancos last summer following Luka Modric’s £27m move from White Hart Lane to the Spanish capital.
The clubs have not done any further business since the Croatian’s move, but Spurs are said to be keen on Real’s talented youngster Jese, who wants to leave Madrid in search of regular first team football.
Bale scored 21 Premier League goals for Spurs last season in a stunning campaign which saw him crowned triple player of the year.