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03 October 2023

Tottenham's Bale spurns Barca interest

Gareth Bale (left) happy at White Hart Lane. (FILE)

By Staff

Gareth Bale has decided to stay at White Hart Lane despite interest from Barcelona and also disappointing Arsenal in the process.

The Catalan club were desperate to get the Welsh winger in the summer since he was top of Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola's transfer list.

Arsene Wenger was also watching with interest as Guardiola was willing to offload 20-year-old forwards Isaac Cuenca and Cristian Tello and midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos, 21, to help pay for the deal.

ut Bale, who is under contract until 2015, has made it clear that he is in no rush to leave - even for the best team in European football, according to the Daily Mirror.

The 22-year-old is happy at Spurs and wants to stay for at least another year.

However, the scenario could change if Spurs boss Harry Redknapp is installed as England manager after Fabilo Capello quit.

Barcelona see Bale as the perfect solution for their search for a new left-sided player.

However, the Spanish giants do not want to pay more than £35 million for a player Spurs insist is not for sale at any price.