Gareth Bale is as close as ever to realising his move to Spanish giants Real Madrid, reports The Independent.
It has been the biggest transfer saga of the summer. At times Bale looked on the verge of a move out of White Hart Lane, while at one point it also seemed likely Bale would stay with Florentino Perez reportedly baulking at the asking price for the Welsh wizard with no set fee agreed.
However, Gareth Bale is now in advanced talks over a fee reported to be in the region of £93million with the potential inclusion of Fabio Coentrao included in the deal. If the transfer does go through, Gareth Bale could become the most expensive transfer of all time, depending on the quoted for Coentrao.
Tottenham have been very busy in the transfer window so far, spending over £60million with Roberto Soldado, Nacer Chadli, Etienne Capoue and Paulinho being the new faces through the door.
That transfer outlay doesn't seem to be halting any time soon with Willian set to complete a medical today while technical director Franco Baldini has reportedly met the representatives of Erik Lamela. The two wide men would add up to a fee in the region of £60M while also being an indication of Gareth Bale's imminent departure.
The Independent reports Andre Villas Boas was very cautious on the subject of Coentrao and Lamela joining Tottenham however, by saying: "They have not signed for Spurs. Both of them are great players but I cannot extend myself. We will see some new players in defence and attack."
It is thought that Real Madrid have also reserved the number eleven shirt in anticipation of the arrival of the mercurial Welshman. Real Madrid play Granada on Monday, but it is thought that Bale's debut for Real Madrid will be on a midday kick-off against Athletic Bilbao the following weekend.
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