Villas-Boas is unhappy with the way Los Blancos have handled the affair.
For the first time Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has spoken out about Real Madrid’s ongoing chase for star Gareth Bale.
The Spurs boss is not happy with the way Madrid have conducted themselves and has reiterated that the north London club are not looking to sell Bale and a deal isn’t close.
“The rumours that anything is imminent are not true,” the 35-year-old was quoted on BBC Sport.
“We allowed ourselves conversations with Real Madrid, confirmed by their coach – I think wrongly.
“But the only thing we’ve communicated is that the player is not for sale.”
“Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other but, bearing in mind this situation, they have decided to make it public.
“Normally, situations like this in England are scrutinised by the Football Association with lots of care and attention.
“We have seen lots of people speaking about a player that is not theirs and we are due some respect.”
The Spanish giants have made their desire to sign the Welshman extremely public, using current and former stars to tempt Bale to Madrid – such as Zinedine Zidane and Iker Casillas.
It has also been well documented that Los Blancos are prepared to offer a world record fee for the 24-year-old, with the whole pursuit being tainted with propaganda aimed at convincing the winger to leave White Hart Lane.
Whether or not AVB gets his wish and Bale stays at Spurs is looking increasingly doubtful, as Madrid are one of the most illustrious clubs in world football and the Wales international would of course be tempted by their approach.