Tottenham will reportedly resist the overtures of Real Madrid in their attempt to buy Gareth Bale before the transfer deadline, even if they bid £100 million, while Manchester United have been linked with a renewed approach for the Wales international.
According to the Daily Star, Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has informed close allies that he is not willing to alter his stance during the summer transfer window, and remains adamant Bale will stay with the club for another year.
"He held firm when Chelsea wanted Luka Modric and is showing the same determination this time," a source is reported to have told the Daily Star.
"Daniel also thinks it is for Gareth’s own good. He believes he is still learning and will get better if he remains with them.
"Who knows what will happen in a year’s time? The club might even lose money but Daniel is prepared gamble on it.
"He wants the best for Spurs and Gareth and even if Madrid raised their bid to £100million he will resist."
Bale has frequently been linked with a transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu, with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez publicly stating the 23-year-old is destined to become a Los Blancos legend.
Real Madrid, however, may be contested by Manchester United in their pursuit of Bale after reports on Sunday claimed David Moyes is determined to bring the Spurs star to Old Trafford.
The Daily Express reports that Moyes will sanction a move for Bale when he begins official duties as Manchester United manager in the coming week, although it would appear even less likely that Spurs would lose their key player to a Premier League rival.