The Gareth Bale saga has been active for 89 days and the whole world of football still awaits to witness the famous world record fee move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid.
The move would see the Welsh international playing in Spain and the much dreamed Champions League.
Tottenham would receive around £86million which is roughly what they have already spent this transfer window on new players to replace their star man last season. Tottenham have brought in Erik Lamela, Christian Eriksen and Roberto Soldado along with other signings to better their squad to try and achieve a Champions League place.
However, Tottenham's rivals Arsenal have not spent a single penny of their proposed £70million transfer budget.
A plethora of players were identified as targets for the Gunners, who look to end their trophyless curse, including Luis Suarez, Luiz Gustavo and Gonzalo Higuain.
The media has made Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger look as though he is reluctant to spend big with his only signings being French internationals Yaya Sanogo and Mathieu Flamini on free transfers. Arsenal fans have shown their frustration towards not signing any big names.
With just two days remaining in the transfer window, Arsenal fans will be wanting to see these big money moves made by their manager. Recent reports show that Arsenal have opened talks with Real Madrid. Arsenal want to blow their entire £70million transfer budget on Real Madrid trio Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria as they bid to rescue a botched summer window.
Arsenal, whose need for reinforcements became desperate on Thursday when they were handed a very tough Champions League draw, have opened talks with Real chiefs over the triple swoop and received encouragement.
Despite all three players insisting they want to stay at the Bernabeu, Real will listen to offers for the trio as they look to balance the books after committing £86m to signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham.
However, the move for the magic trio depends on the Bale move. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy clearly will accept the world record deal as his side have already brought in worthy replacements to improve the football club. So what do Arsenal have to do with this? It seems as if Levy is holding up the move so that rivals Arsenal cannot get the players needed for a successful campaign.
Arsenal and Tottenham go head to head this weekend in the season's first major derby. Both teams look to finish higher than they did last season with Arsenal setting the standard high to try and win a much needed trophy. Similarly Tottenham want to improve on lasts season's result and get a Champions League spot which Arsenal have held for 16 consecutive years.
The match will see early on which side has had the better tactics in the transfer market with Andre Villas-Boas recruiting a lot of players using a hefty chunk in Tottenham's budget and Wenger not spending a single penny on anyone yet.
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