Friday July 12 2013
Madrid will be patient in Bale pursuit

The Daily Star have insisted that Real Madrid are willing to wait until the last day of the transfer market to sign Gareth Bale.

The Tottenham attacker has been heavily linked with a move to Los Blancos this summer, despite the two teams being some way apart in terms of valuation.

Spurs believe the 24-year-old is worth €100m, whilst Carlo Ancelotti’s men are only willing to pay €70m for Bale.

A ‘source’ close to President Florentino Perez however, has told the tabloid that the Santiago Bernabeu team will be patient in their pursuit.

“We will try to sign Bale until the day the summer market closes,” the unnamed insider said.

“He is our top long-term priority.

"If we can sign players like Zidane, Beckham and Ronaldo, we can sign Bale."

It is believed that Perez will fly to England with the team on July 21 when they play Bournemouth in their first pre-season friendly, so as to have sit down talks with Tottenham chief Daniel Levy.

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