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Sunday, August 4
Mark Ryan of the Daily Mail reports that Tottenham owner Joe Lewis has stepped up his involvement in negotiations over a possible transfer of Gareth Bale.
Ryan suggests Lewis will not accept an offer less than £100 million.
This differs somewhat to the pay-plan Real Madrid have in mind according to Dean Jones of the Sunday People.
Jones believes Real only want to pay £20 million upfront, with the rest of the suggested sizable fee being paid in installments down the line.
Friday, August 2
The Mirror's Darren Lewis reports that Real Madrid have claimed a prospective deal for Gareth Bale has been agreed in the region of £105 million (including a player).
Lewis does though suggest Tottenham are not quite yet happy with the terms of the deal.
According to quotes carried in the Daily Express from Real boss Carlo Ancelotti, he has no plans to make former Spur Luka Modric part of any deal.
David Woods of the Daily Star believes the absence of Bale on a poster of the players at Tottenham's training round is evidence the club is planning for life without him.
Thursday, August 1
Gareth Bale stories are still doing the rounds on Thursday morning.
One with a slightly different take on the situation comes in an article written by David Hytner for The Guardian.
Hytner reports Tottenham are preparing to sell Bale, and would want somewhere in the region of the £86 million suspected to have been offered by Real Madrid, as well as their young forward Alvaro Morata.
UPDATE: Wednesday, July 31
SkySports.com have reported that Gareth Bale has confirmed to Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas that he would like to join Real Madrid.
Wednesday, July 31
We end July with the rumor mill still churning out a number of Gareth Bale stories.
The Sun's Pat Sheehan believes that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is looking to charge Real Madrid as much as £125 million for the player.
Interestingly, Gary Jacob of The Times reports that Tottenham will only consider selling if they get Luka Modric back, included as part of a cash deal.
The Croatian seems unlikely to agree to that. Especially as he was beginning to settle in Spain over the latter half of last season.
The London Evening Standard's Simon Johnson writes that Levy would "reluctantly" sell Bale for £100 million.
Though Johnson also notes there is skepticism on Spurs' part as to how Real would afford such a fee, considering that they are said to still owe money for Modric.
Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail reports that Bale is reluctant to make a transfer request as he does not want to risk upsetting his relationship with Tottenham fans.
Most startling of all today's reports is the suggestion in Metro that, should Spurs sell Bale, they will reinvest some of the funds in attempting to sign Liverpool's Luis Suarez.
Tuesday, July 30
Unsurprisingly, speculation about Gareth Bale's future is rife again today.
The Daily Mail's Neil Ashton reports that Tottenham will consider letting their player go, but only "if Real Madrid offer a world record £85million—plus a player."
Ashton suggests that Real Madrid have yet to make a formal offer for Bale.
That is in contrast to Marca.
Jack Wilson of the Daily Star reports that the Spanish newspaper believes along with Real, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United have already made bids for Bale this summer.
Wilson also describes Marca's report suggesting Tottenham want £126 million for the Welshman.
The Mirror's John Cross believes Man United are waiting to see if Spurs begin accepting bids for Bale before making an actual offer.
Spurs might consider selling Bale abroad for the kind of exorbitant fee being discussed. However, it is difficult to see them contemplating selling to a Premier League rival.
Monday, July 29
An assortment of stories on Gareth Bale this Monday morning.
We begin with The Sun's Anthony Kastrinakis reiterating his belief that Real Madrid are planning to offer Tottenham "£51m cash plus Angel Di Maria and Fabio Coentrao, to take the deal to £95m."
Kastrinakis adds that the La Liga outfit are keen to secure a deal before they conclude a tour of the United States on August 11.
Neil Ashton of the Daily Mail reports that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has cut short a family holiday so he can hold talks with Bale back in London.
This is in marked contrast to Darren Lewis and The Mirror's take on the situation. Lewis suggests Levy is giving Bale "the silent treatment" as he refuses to consider the prospect of selling him this summer.
The Daily Star's David Woods suggests that if Bale does leave, Tottenham will pursue Paris Saint-Germain's Javier Pastore.