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Gareth Bale seeks Spurs exit after €100m offer rejected

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Gareth Bale is fighting to force through a move to Real Madrid this summer, according to the Guardian.

The news marks a change in Bale's stance regarding a switch to Madrid, and comes just days after reports in Spain suggested the Welshman was ready to make it clear to Spurs that he wants to leave.

Previoulsy Bale had seemed set to stay put having spoken of his desire to help Tottenham return to the Champions League next season and he recently expressed his delight at working under manager Andre Villas-Boas.

Now though however Bale appears ready to make it clear he wants a move this summer, and the Guardian say that comes after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy refused to consider a world record €100 million bid from Madrid.

The 24-year-old had a sensational 2012/13 campaign and hit 21 Premeir League goals - however that wasn't enough as Spurs missed out on a top four spot by just a single point.

That prompted reports that Real Madrid could swoop for his services this summer, and the Spanish giants have employed some agressive tactics to turn the head of the former Southampton winger.

The Guardian report Bale is distraught over Levy's refusal to even consider Madrid's record offer, and doesn't want to see his chance of a once-in-a-lifetime move blocked.

Tottenham for their part have always maintained Bale, who has three years left on his contract at White Hart Lane left, wouldn't be sold this summer.

Recently Villas-Boas confirmed that Spurs were in talks over a new contract extension for Bale, however he know appears less likely than ever to put pen to paper and commit his immediate future to the north London club.

Bale has missed Tottenham's last two pre-season games in the Barclays Asia Trophy through injury including Saturday's 6-0 win over South China, but Villas-Boas, who refused to answer questions about an offer from Madrid yesterday,  insists he could return for the game against Monaco next weekend.

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