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There seems little doubt Bale will be granted his transfer to Real before the window closes at midnight on Monday, but the genuine star of the show for White Hart Lane supporters has to be Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy.
Not content with bringing in a host of talent on the back of the deal for the Wales international, Levy will wait until the last minute to deny North London rivals Arsenal and other Premier League clubs the chance to strengthen their squad, report Pete Jenson and Ian Stafford of the Mail On Sunday.
Bale's arrival at the Bernabeu is expected to prompt the departure of a number of Real players, with the Gunners keen on Angel Di Maria, Mesut Ozil and Karim Benzema targets for Arsenal, claims the report.
Levy is also determined to ensure Tottenham receive an additional £10 million if Bale is sold on to another Premier League side in the future, reports Colin Mafham of the Sunday Express.
Sid Lowe of The Observer reports that Real have had to dismantle a stage set up at the Bernabeu for Bale's unveiling ahead of the La Liga game against Athletic Club Bilbao, while tennis star Rafael Nadal has voiced his views on the arrival of Welshman in an interview with Sky Sports.