Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale is one of many top players stuck in a transfer saga.

The Welsh international, who produced dazzling performances last season, still doesn’t know where his future lies.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has subsequently refused to answer any questions on the topic of the player, and the 54-year-old has revealed that he does not want to upset Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas anymore than he already has.

The Bernabeu outfit are currently in Miami, where they will face Jose Mourinho's Chelsea on Wednesday for the Guinness International Champions Cup. The Madrid coach refused to talk about Real's attempts to sign the former Saints star in what would be a world-record fee.

Ancelotti's decision to not talk about the Spurs star came after Villas-Boas was left angered regarding previous comments he had made about Bale.

When speaking to Sky Sports, he said: "I won't speak about Bale, because I have already angered him (Villas-Boas) and I don't want to anger another coach.

"I didn't say anything in particular and I prefer not to talk about this."

With Villa-Boas saying that the 24-year-old is not for sale - this has left many people speculating that the PFA Player of the Year could still be at White Hart Lane next season. 

However, Tottenham director Sir Keith Mills believes it will be hard for the club to keep hold of the player if he wants out.

“We very much want Bale to stay. If a player is desperate to leave, it’s very difficult to force him to stay,” he told The Evening Standard.

"We’ve seen it in other clubs. Even if he has a contract, you can’t force somebody to play for you.”


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