Wednesday 28 August 2013 13:31, UK
Sky sources understand that Gareth Bale does not intend to return to Tottenham's training ground again.Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague insists it is only a matter of time before Madrid overcome the tough negotiating of Tottenham, and the concerns of Cristiano Ronaldo, to sign Bale. Balague told this week's Revista that Real believed they had agreed a deal to sign the Tottenham forward for 100m euros last Wednesday only for Levy to "move the goalposts" and Real to respond by submitting lower offer from the player, believed to be around 90m euros - potentially due to concerns from Ronaldo. "Real Madrid on Wednesday that they had a deal but it has not been confirmed and it won't be confirmed until Daniel Levy decides so," Balague told Revista. "I think he is quickly becoming, if he hasn't already, the toughest negotiator in world football." Balague continued: "On Wednesday night some of us were briefed that the deal was done. There was a fee agreed and it was about to happen. Some people mentioned Thursday or Friday as a possibility, then Monday or Tuesday. "But Real Madrid were so clear that they had finally got an agreement that they put a stage up to received Gareth Bale and with it being a massive transfer fee they wanted to do it the way they normally do it with a lot of press and media and fans. "The whole thing was geared up for the deal to come through. The fee had been agreed and it was just a matter of signing."