It has been made known that Spanish giants Real Madrid have made a world-record bid of over £85 million to Tottenham for the transfer of Gareth Bale.
Bale, 24, is well aware of the offer and the current talks between the Spanish and London club and the handling of the situation is making him frustrated.
However the bid does not contain any Madrid players moving to fill the gap that Bale would leave, is the £85m alone enough to prise the Welsh international from Spurs?
Sky Sports understands Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is currently in Miami and that the club's stance - that the Wales international is not for sale - has not changed.
Gareth has not commented on the whole situation as of yet; though the fact that a record bid has been made may cause food for thought.
It is not likely that a decision from the midfielder would be made until Wednesday as the club do not resume full training until then as they have just arrived back from the Asia Trophy.
Earlier today (Tuesday), Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas reiterated why the sought after attackive-midfielder is being chased by his club.
"We are talking about one of the top three or four best players in Europe," said Casillas, "and it's normal that his name is being discussed because he has all the qualities a footballer needs."
Madrid based newspaper Marca claimed that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is demanding a fee of £126 million, which would shatter the world record fee for a footballer - £80 million which allowed the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
Spain-based journalist Graham Hunter says the La Liga side are prepared to offer a huge sum to tempt the forward to Madrid.
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