The Daily Mail have revealed that Gareth Bale will only leave Real Madrid this summer if the Spanish giants pay up what is left of his contract.
The former Spurs star admitted in an interview with Sky Sports last week that he could not rule out a move to the Premier League, with reports from Spain indicating that Real Madrid are hopeful that Tottenham make an offer before the transfer window shuts (Ok Diario).
The Telegraph claimed earlier this week that Los Blancos were so desperate to get rid of the 31-year-old that they are willing to pay 50 per cent of his wages if he is loaned out next season.
However, The Daily Mail have now asserted that there has been no such agreement between Bale and Madrid, with the winger unlikely to leave the club unless his two-year contract is paid off.
It is claimed that he currently earns £30m a year and Madrid will have to pay him around £60m in order to terminate his contract and allow him to leave.
The report asserts that the La Liga giants do not have the funds to do so this transfer window and Bale is thus likely to stay put at the club for another season.
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It looks as though our chances of landing Bale (if any) depend on how desperate Real Madrid are to get rid of him. As it looks like they are not going to find a buyer who is willing to pay his current salary, their decision to whether pay off his contract now depends on how disruptive an influence Zinedine Zidane finds him to be in the dressing room. Given how cash-strapped Madrid seem to be at the moment, Spurs fans should not be getting their hopes up about a possible Bale return this transfer window.
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