Transfer news: Gareth Bale may be set to extend his Tottenham contract

Image: Gareth Bale: Enjoyed a superb 2012/13 season

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that the club are in talks with Gareth Bale over a new contract.

Gylfi Sigurdsson is one of several Spurs players to express their hope that Bale will be staying at White Hart Lane. "He's a great player and if he stays it will be fantastic. I am sure he will stay because he's still here," he told reporters. "He is a draw for other players to come here. Good players want to play with other big players. It's a big club and hopefully he'll stay and we'll bring in a few other good players." Sigurdsson is also of the opinion that Bale's presence can help Spurs to push on and claim a Champions League spot this time around. "The players here talk about getting into the Champions League two seasons ago and how fantastic it was," he said. "Missing out when Chelsea won the Champions League and being fifth last season was very disappointing. "It's hard to deal with for a couple of weeks after the season ends but then you start thinking about the next season. We're determined to make it our year."

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