Scheduled talks between Real Madrid and Gareth Bale’s representatives have been called off.
According to Spanish website Punto Pelota, Santiago Bernabeu officials decided to cancel the discussions after gathering that Bale was not keen on leaving White Hart Lane this summer.
The Spurs star has been in scintillating form this season, which has lead to increased speculation that he could be on his way to La Liga and Real Madrid or Barcelona.
It is not only Spanish clubs that have been linked with a Bale bid; Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United and Roberto Mancini at Manchester City have both been credited, as well as Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.
However, Andre Villas-Boas has revealed he hopes qualification for the Champions League next season will persuade to stay on with Spurs for longer, though accepted it will be difficult to keep hold of him.
Another reason Bale may decide to stay in north London could be the £150,000-a-week contract chairman Daniel Levy is reportedly ready to offer him.
Bale has scored 11 goals in Spurs’ last ten games and is proving to be almost impossible to handle for opposition defenders.
The Punto Pelota report also claims the 23-year-old has turned down the opportunity of discussions with Barcelona due to way they have conducted themselves with his agents and Levy.
Bale apparently only wants a move that will represent a good deal for both he and Tottenham and he is ready to wait another season for it.