Tottenham insist Gareth Bale not for sale after Madrid press claim Welsh winger wants to join Real

Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has once again told Gareth Bale he will not be sold to Real Madrid regardless of the Spaniards new low

in their

dirty tricks campaign. The battle for the brilliant Welsh winger - now rated at a stag

gering, world-record 103million - has taken an explosive new twist with the Spanish press claiming Bale has already told Levy he wants out. Spurs responded yesterday by insisting the 24-year-old superstar is in talks to sign a new deal. Boss Andre Villas-Boas said: There was contact between the club and his agent last year and there is ongoing contact between the club and his agent. But last night Madrid muddied the waters again - claiming to have lodged a 51m bid for the player. Levy is now steeling himself for another month of mayhem as Real president Florentino Perez tries everything in his armoury to deliver Bale for new boss Carlo Ancelotti. Tottenham chiefs - out in Hong Kong - are well aware that Real appear to be briefing the Spanis

h press on an almost dail

y basis in a bid to destabilise the multi-award-winning


aller of the Year. One publication, As, claimed Levy is willing to do business for Bale at the world-record fee that would shatter the 80million paid for Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009. Real mouthpiece Marca went much further yesterday, claiming

Bale accused Levy of broken promises in

a highly-charged meeting last week. Marca - who have already claimed the player has a lucrative six-year, deal on offer - quote Bale as saying, in an explosive meeting: You made me a promise. You promised me if we didnt qualify for the Champions League and a good offer turned up youd listen to it. Marca reported that Bale told Daniel Levy he wants to leave Spurs (Image: Getty) Well that offer has arrived and I want to play for Real Madrid. So keep your word and negotiate. Im not interested in Manchester United or any other te

am. I just want to play for Madrid. The emotive quotes are hugely at odds with the placid, low-maintenance character that Tottenhams staff and players are used to being around. Indeed Ba

le is said to be his usual self as the speculation rages around him. There is also no feeling at Spurs that Bale is, would, or could be the disruptive influence should he remain b6hwcc eyond the deadline that both Luka Modric and Dimitar Berbatov threatened to be. Bale will not play in todays Asia trophy match because of the buttock injury which caused him to miss Tottenhams midweek defeat to Sunderland in the same competition. Marca claim, however, that the Welshman has not featured since telling Levy he wants out because the two clubs are negotiating over him. Spurs have dismissed that speculation. They believe there have been indirect approaches and that Real and have now set their sights on breaking the bank to get the player who scored 26 times last season. They are ready to reject all offers from the Spaniards. In fact Tottenham, owned by billionaire J

oe Lewis, feel the money is less important to them than reaching the Champions League. Still in the frame: Spurs continue to track Roberto Soldado (Image: Getty) The north Londoners see that achievement as being far more achievable WITH Bale in the team than without him

. As such, Tottenham are pressing ahead with plans to see off Liverpools interest in 26million Valencia striker Roberto Soldado to play alongside Bale side next season