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Spurs to 'double Bale's wages'

ESPN staff
July 18, 2013 « Live County Championship coverage | Chartbeat test »
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Tottenham are set to offer Gareth Bale the chance to double his wages in a bid to keep the Welshman at White Hart Lane for another season.

Bale has been linked with a number of big clubs in Europe, with the Daily Mirror reporting that Manchester United manager David Moyes has made the 24-year-old his top target.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid seem most reluctant to give up on securing the Wales international's signature.

And Spanish tabloid AS claims Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is keen to meet Spurs chairman Daniel Levy in London this weekend to discuss Bale's future, following his side's pre-season opener against Bournemouth.

After missing out on Neymar to Barcelona this summer, Perez is more determined than ever to bring the former Southampton man to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu and partner him in attack with Cristiano Ronaldo.

Although last season's PFA and Football Writers' Player of the Year has given no public guarantees that he will be staying in North London, the forward, who scored 21 league goals last term, has not expressed a desire to leave either.

And AS reports that in a bid to ward off interest from Madrid, Levy is ready to offer Bale £150,000-a-week - twice his current salary.

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