Tottenham are planning a mass summer clear-out in order to give star man Gareth Bale a pay rise as they try and keep their prized asset at the club for another season despite missing out on Champions League football.
Bale and co. were left heartbroken on the final day of the season as they found out that Arsenal had beaten Newcastle, which meant the Gunners finished fourth ahead of Spurs.
As soon as Tottenham missed out on Champions League football once again, rumours sparked about Bale's future and it was strongly reported that he could be on his way to Spain in order to join Real Madrid.
To worry Spurs even more, the player's agent was quoted saying that he would love his player to make the move to Madrid and would find it very hard to reject them if the offer was there.
Those quotes were then followed up by Real Madrid's president, Florentino Perez, saying that the Welshman was born to play for Madrid and would be the perfect signing for the Spanish giants.
Responding to these reports, Tottenham are now planning a summer clear-out of players in order to give Bale a pay rise, and are planning on offering him up to £200k-a-week in order to convince him to stay at White Hart Lane.
Two players that are definitely leaving the club in the summer are David Bentley and William Gallas as both of their contracts run out next month. For just those two players alone, Spurs are reportedly spending £110k-a-week on their wages.
The north London club are also looking to sell Emmanuel Adebayor, Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Jake Livermore, Tom Huddlestone and Heurelho Gomes.
If the club can sell all of the above players, they would save up to £17m a year on wages.
Then if Spurs choose to offer Bale £200k-a-week, that would cost them only £10.4m a year.
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