Tottenham transfers: No bid for Gareth Bale, says Madrid president

Tottenham transfers: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Los Blancos have not made a bid for Gareth Bale

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Gareth Bale scored 21 league goals for Tottenham in 2012-13 Photo: Back Page Images

Florentino Perez says Real Madrid have not made any offer for Tottenham Hotspur star Gareth Bale despite recent speculation.

The Wales international has been heavily linked with a switch to the La Liga runners-up, who recently appointed Carlo Ancelotti as Jose Mourinho’s successor.

Bale scored an impressive 21 Premier League goals last season as he won the PFA player and young player of the year awards for his scintillating performances.

But Perez is adamant Madrid have not lodged a bid for the Spurs talisman.

“He is a great player who belongs to a club we enjoy good relations with, but we have not made any offer,” Perez told Univision.

Last month, Andre Villas-Boas reassured Tottenham supporters that he had been given assurances by owner Daniel Levy that Bale would not be sold this summer.

“The chairman said that we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and that the player will stay,” Villas-Boas told O Jogo.

“In football anything can happen, but these are the guarantees given to me.

“There was a moment last season when Gareth came to me because he was not comfortable out on the pitch.

“I do not know if it was my response or that he was glad to relieve the stress, but after that he became confident and played with freedom.

“He felt important and finished the year in style.”

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