Gareth Bale has rocked Tottenham by revealing he wants to leave the London-based club after they rejected Real Madrid's latest bid, according to the Daily Mail.
Los Blancos had a bid of £82 million turned down by Spurs, after a summer which has seen them relentlessly linked with the Welshman.
But now it seems that Bale has at last confirmed to the club that he wants to head to Spain.
The 24-year-old has yet to play in preseason, with earlier fitness doubts now expected to have actually been a problem with his state of mind, via AS.
Things will hopefully become clearer this week.
UPDATE: The Times are reporting that Spurs are ready to soften their stance on Bale's departure, but only if Madrid throw Luka Modric into the deal. The Croatian left White Hart Lane for the Bernabeu last summer, but Tottenham supposedly want him, plus £80 million, if they are to do business with Los Blancos this summer.
UPDATE: A deal has been struck between Tottenham and Real Madrid for the signing of Gareth Bale, according to AS. The Spanish paper suggests a verbal deal of 120 million euros has been agreed upon, with it unclear whether that includes any Madrid players as makeweights. Daniel Levy has requested that it be kept under wraps for now, while he helps Spurs complete some new signings ahead of the new season.
UPDATE: Marca say a fee of €100 million will be paid in five installments, possible over five years, and that the deal could go through some time this week.
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