Wales international could now remain in north London for one more season.
Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to break the bank to keep hold of midfield player Gareth Bale beyond the end of this season, says the Evening Standard.
The Wales international is currently enjoying an eye-catching campaign for the North London club, having netted eight times in just his previous six matches, form that has caught the attentions of a whole host of ‘big-name’ European clubs, including the likes of Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid, as well as big-spending Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint-Germain and Serie A champions Juventus.
The 23-year-old only signed a new contract at White Hart Lane last summer that will keep the winger in north London until 2016, with Bale reportedly earning £75,000 per week over the course of those four years.
However, Tottenham are so keen to keep hold of the playmaker beyond the end of this campaign that they are now set to approach Bale with a view to extending his current deal by one more year, while also almost doubling his weekly wage packet to £130,000.
That way that club hope Bale will remain with them for one more season, before he is allowed to depart for the Continent in the summer of 2014 for a fee in the region of £50 million.