Tottenham attempt last ditch peace talks with Gareth Bale

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Tottenham will make one final attempt to keep Gareth Bale at White Hart Lane when he returns from international duty with Wales, reports the Daily Mirror.

The Welshman is reportedly keen to move to Real Madrid with reports on Wednesday suggesting he will refuse to play for Tottenham again if called upon.

Bale, who did not play in Wales' game against Republic of Ireland, has not played for the club in over a month as he continues his attempts to persuade the club to let him leave.

Spurs were succumbing to the fact that he would leave and were reportedly willing to sell Bale to Real Madrid for £105million.

However, as the Spanish club are yet to stump up the cash, Tottenham officials are growing increasingly confident that Bale will still be on their books when the transfer window closes in September.

There is a growing sense at Tottenham that, despite their loud talk, Madrid do not have the funds to match their valuation of the 24-year-old.

Chairman Daniel Levy will now attempt to convince Bale that Tottenham is the best place for him this season.

His hope is that the club's £50million spending spree is enough to show Bale that Tottenham mean business this season and can match Bale's ambition to play in the Champions League.

Tottenham will continue their spending spree with Eric Lamela and Christian Eriksen likely to be the next targets after the club complete the transfer of Etienne Capoue.

Levy will not budge on his mega-evaluation for Bale so, whilst Real Madrid president Florentino Perez continues to dither in his negotiations for the player he has been fixated on all summer, another season at White Hart Lane for Bale looks increasingly possible.

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