Spurs slap record price tag on Gareth Bale

Tottenham Hotspur is prepared to part with their prized winger Gareth Bale this summer and will offload the player to Spanish giants Real Madrid, but it will cost the Santiago Bernabeu club a whopping £ 103 million.

Real Madrid have made it clear they are willing to break the bank in their pursuit of the Welsh winger, who has been a prime target for Madrid president Florentino Perez as he looks to hand over another Galactico to new manager Carlo Ancelotti but it seems Spurs are adamant at holding out for a massive fee for a player they bought for a few million pounds back in 2008.

However, it has also been revealed by a Spanish newspaper that the capital giants are willing to match the extraordinary asking price for the player, which would shatter the transfer record of £ 80 million they paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer of 2009, but they want to offer £ 86 million in cash and winger Angel di Maria as a makeweight in the deal.

The Spanish newspaper has claimed Spurs boss Andre Villas Boas is a huge fan of the Argentine winger and sees him as an ideal replacement if Gareth Bale indeed swaps the white of Spurs for the white of Madrid.

Meanwhile, Premier League champions Manchester United are also in the running for the signature of a player who won all the individual awards in the Premier League last season but it is certain they will not pay a dime beyond £ 60 million for a player they lost out to when Bale signed for Spurs from Southampton.

United want a marquee signing to kick off the reign of David Moyes and see Gareth Bale as an ideal player if their pursuit of Ronaldo doesn’t bear fruit.