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Report: Bale Deal Held Up on Coentrao Valuation
AS, August 15th, 2013 12:54PM
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Real Madrid and Tottenham are back in contact over the potential transfer of Spurs winger Gareth Bale, AS reports, citing unnamed sources close to Spurs who claim that chairman Daniel Levy is willing to send Bale to Madrid for $146 million plus left back Fabio Coentrao.

However, the deal is being held up over the valuation of Coentrao, the sources said. Levy’s position is that the Premier League club has already conceded to taking the Portugal international instead of strikers Alvaro Morata or Jese Rodriguez, so it should not have to overpay for him. Real values Coentrao at $33 million, while Spurs see his value at closer to $24 million.

The sources added that this is a minor hang-up and the deal will be completed soon. “Bale has spent three weeks playing the same tactics. He doesn’t want to train, he doesn’t want to play matches, it seems as if he has taken a definitive decision.”

Indeed, it was confirmed on Thursday that Bale would miss Spurs’ EPL opener against Crystal Palace this weekend, after contracting a mysterious pain in the foot. Read the original story...


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