Inter refute Bale bid talk

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Inter Milan have dismissed reports claiming they are preparing a £40million bid for Gareth Bale.

Serie A giants have no plans to move for Spurs winger

Inter Milan have dismissed reports claiming they are preparing a £40million bid for Tottenham's Gareth Bale. It was suggested on Thursday that the reigning Serie A champions were readying a big-money offer to try and lure the Wales winger away from White Hart Lane. Having been on the receiving end of two sublime performances from Bale in the UEFA Champions League group stage this season, Inter are fully aware of what the 21-year-old is capable of. They have been regularly linked with a summer approach ever since those continental showings, with owner Massimo Moratti having bankrolled similar deals in the past. Spurs, though, have always maintained that Bale is not for sale at any price, as he has the potential to become an even greater force in the future.

Incorrect

That means they would be unlikely to consider any approach from Inter for the youngster, but the Italian giants insist they have no plans to test Harry Redknapp's resolve. On the speculation, Inter chief executive Ernesto Paolillo said: "It is incorrect. It's not true." Meanwhile, with his future a topic of much discussion, it has been revealed that Bale is to be sidelined for around 10 days with a back injury suffered against Newcastle. Redknapp claims surgery will not be required, but admits he could be without the flying Welshman for Spurs' next three fixtures.

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