Tottenham winger Gareth Bale has long been linked with either Real Madrid or Barcelona, and while a move may certainly happen in the future, Spurs coach Andre Villas-Boas said Thursday, “it is completely impossible he will leave in January.”
The Portuguese tactician was responding to reports in Spain that Los Blancos were preparing a big-money move for his star player, who has admitted has admitted to being interested in playing in La Liga at some point in his career.
AVB also said that Welshman would likely return from his hamstring injury in time to face Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend. "Bale has made good progression and he will be in contention for the game against Stoke," he added. "Obviously he is an important player for us who can make a difference like in the game against Liverpool. Players like him can make the difference for you."