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Tottenham consider fining Bale ahead of Madrid move

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Tottenham chiefs will consider giving Gareth Bale a hefty fine before he seals his move to Real Madrid, reports the Mirror.

Bale's move to the Spanish capital looks to be close to completion with Andre Villas-Boas admitting the deal was imminent.

The saga, which has rolled on for most of the summer, has frustrated the Welshman to the extent that he was no long willing to train with the north London club.

Bale has failed to report for training this week and it is believed that he is no longer willing to return to Tottenham's training centre having already said his goodbyes to staff.

The Mirror is now reporting that Daniel Levy could scrape a few more pounds out of this deal by fining Bale for misconduct.

AVB seemed to accept that Bale was on his way out of the club in his latest press conference but was evidently angry over the way he has behaved in his final days as a Tottenham player.

He said: "He is involved in a big transfer to Real Madrid and, if it happens, we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn't turned up is not the correct behaviour.

"But in the end it's a position of pressure and a statement from the player or whatever that means. It's a position they chose to take.

"Until the transfer happens. he is a Tottenham player. If he is ordered to be here, it is up to club officials to deal with it. It is up to the club to decide whether it is a breach of the club rules. I have given my opinion on it. It is up to them to deal with it."

The manager also hinted that Bale will decide whether they part ways on good terms. With a transfer seemingly days away from competition, it appears things could turn uglier still.

It's up to Gareth," he said. "He has a good relationship with everybody and he has saluted the players the other day, myself included.

"You wouldn't expect the biggest transfer in world football to happen easily. Whenever they get to an agreement, end of story."

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