Bale signs new Spurs deal

Gareth Bale has signed a new four-year contract with Tottenham Hotspurs, ending speculation over future amid interest from abroad.

Talks with continue on Thursday with Andre Villas-Boas who remains in advanced negotiations to becomeTottenham's new manager. The 34-year-old Portuguese is contractually free to take a job in England, following his sacking at Chelsea in February, on July 1. It is hoped an official announcement can be made next week.

While Spurs have secured Bale, the chances of Luka Modric remaining are rapidly receding with the midfielder expected to ask for a transfer when he returns from holiday next week, although he has been given extra time off after playing in Euro 2012.

Real Madrid are preparing a cash-plus-player offer for Modric, involving the exciting Turkish midfielder Nuri Sahin who has been told he can leave.
Chelsea continue to closely monitor Modric’s situation but Spurs, who value the player at £50 million, would rather sell to an overseas club.
It remains to be seen if Spurs are interested in Sahin but, at 23, he fits the profile of the players they want to sign.

Spurs are, meanwhile, still extremely confident that they had gazumped Liverpool to sign 22-year-old midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson from Hoffenheim after an £8 million fee was agreed.
Spurs are also very hopeful that they will sign the Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen this summer, despite a hitch over the 15 per cent of the £9.5 million transfer fee he is due, as the club begins an overhaul of their squad.


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