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Gareth Bale could fund Tottenham spending spree

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Gareth Bale's massive fee may see three or four new signings join Tottenham Hotspur this transfer window. 

It is reported that on the August 6, Daniel Levy is set to meet with Real Madrid's president Florentino Perez over the potential for a £100-million deal for the Welsh winger Gareth Bale. Levy having previously stated Bale is strictly not-for-sale may reconsider his stance under the right conditions, perhaps a bid that is £20-million more than the previous record transfer could do that. 

Tottenham Hotspur have already had quite an active transfer window - securing the signings of forward Roberto Saldado, winger Nacer Chadli and midfielder Paulinho. 

Roberto Saldado is the most recent of André Villas-Boas acquisitions and cost Spurs a hefty £26.4m from Liga BBVA side Valencia CF.

The 28-year-old striker scored 60 goals in 89 starts for the Spanish club.

Nacer Chadli signed from FC Twente for £7m on a five-year-contract.

The 24-year-old winger started 95 games for the Eredivisie side and netted an impressive 31 goals.

André Villas-Boas' first signing of this transfer window was 25-year-old Brazilian international Paulinho that cost the London club £17m from Corinthians.

It was also mentioned that Spurs were in negotiations with Atletico Mineiro for their central midfield youngster Bernard, though after Spurs' had a £15.7m bid turned down they walked away from the deal.  

It is reported however that should Bale's £100m move go through that André Villas-Boas would target a new centre-back, left-back, winger and striker. 

A list of unlikely and somewhat incredible targets has been mentioned in recent weeks. Two Real Madrid stars among them in want-away left-back Fàbio Coentrão who is reportedly unhappy after two years with the Spanish giants and 25-year-old winger Angel di María.

Both of these potential signings seem unlikely due to the large wage packets both demand and the costs of each. Coentrão is valued at around £16m whereas di María may require almost double to secure his signature and is valued at around £30m. 

Another potential signing is Liverpool striker Luis Suárez, the 26-year-old Uruguayan is in the process of looking for another club after Liverpool declined a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal, though it may cost Spurs a massive £50m to sign the talented yet unpredictable front man. 

Though the three players mentioned above would fill three of the roles André Villas-Boas is looking to improve the grand total of signings would be in excess of £96m. A fee that is below that of the sum that could be potentially brought in by the sale of Gareth Bale yet it may prove difficult to raid the likes of Real Madrid despite the good relations between the clubs. 

André Villas-Boas is reportedly on the verge of signing Vlad Chiriches from Steaua Bucharest for £7m. The 23-year-old Romanian defender may serve as a replacement for the recently sold 21-year-old defender Steven Caulker, who joined Premier League new-boys Cardiff for £8m. 

That brings the potential spend to £103m which is slightly above the potential sum of money gathered by the sale of Gareth Bale. However André Villas-Boas will most likely have to look to a more realistic centre-back and left-back, as it is hard to believe Real Madrid will part with two of the club's key players. 

Who should Villas-Boas target as a replacement for Bale and whom should Tottenham sign with the vast sum of money Spurs may find in their wallets? 

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