It seems Real Madrid are going all out to sign Tottenham's Gareth Bale and even ready to spend a whopping £130 million on him, according to latest reports.
Spanish media has reported that Real Madrid have agreed in principle for a six-year £51 million deal with the 24-year-old winger from Wales besides a £80 million transfer fee. However, neither the Spanish giants nor Tottenham has confirmed the reports.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas insisted that Bale, who was rested during a friendly against Sunderland in Hong Kong, is the asset of the club.
"I want to repeat what I was telling you last season and at the start of the summer. He is a Tottenham player, one of the most fantastic players in the world and we are counting on him for the future," Villas-Boas was quoted as saying to The Sun.
"Unfortunately he won't be fit to face Sunderland as he's recovering from a knock in training. But we expect him to feature in our second game."
Spanish newspaper, Marca has reported that Bale has expressed his desire to join Real Madrid to Tottenham's chairman Daniel Levy though he is yet to place a transfer request. He has also been linked to Barcelona, Manchester United and Manchester City.
Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett had a meeting with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Jose Angel Sanchez in June and they agreed the terms of his contract, a six-year deal worth between €6 million and €7 million per year, as well as his shirt number, 11, reported Marca.
Barnett told the daily that Gareth Bale has always wanted to play for Real Madrid since he was a kid.