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One of the hottest names, it seems, heading into the summer transfer window is that of Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale.
The Welsh wizard has been strongly linked with a move away from White Hart Lane if Spurs do not make the top four (per Goal), but according to latest reports, could well end up staying at the North London club regardless of what the current season provides. They say that Spurs are reportedly set to be lining up for Bale in order to entice him to stay with them.
Per The Daily Mail:
Tottenham are drawing up a 'double your money' £8million-a-year deal in a bid to keep Gareth Bale from the clutches of Europe's elite. Spurs will make their offer of a five-year deal worth around £40m once they have secured a place in the top four.
Bale signed a four-year contract worth a basic £75,000 a week last season which ties him to the club until 2016, but his increasing influence has prompted Tottenham to reassess that. Chairman Daniel Levy recognises the need to reward his prize asset, who has drawn comparisons with the world's best players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and will propose a groundbreaking offer for the club of around £150,000 a week.
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