Tottenham bid for Bale scuppered over former star’s £600k-a-week wages

first_imgBale left Spurs in the summer of 2013 for a then-world record £85million fee – months after Mourinho left the Bernabeu for Chelsea.He still has a contract in the Spanish capital until the summer 2022.In the summer, the 30-year-old was close to completing a sensational move to CHINA – but the plug was pulled by the Real Madrid board.Gareth Bale ‘in contact’ with Mourinho over shock return to Tottenham which could see Eriksen transfer to Real Madrid MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids TOTTENHAM are not close to sealing a sensational return for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, SunSport understands.Jose Mourinho’s side have been linked with a high-profile move for the Welshman before tonight’s transfer deadline.1 Gareth Bale’s wage demands remain the biggest issueCredit: Getty – ContributorReports suggest the two clubs have held talks with Bale still on the fringes of Zinedine Zidane’s first team.The Times write how chairman Daniel Levy has travelled to Madrid for talks with club president Florentino Perez.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamBut Bale would need to agree to take a huge pay cut as he currently pockets a staggering £600,000-a-week wage.Spurs already have a strict wage structure and a deal to sign Bale would completely smash their salary policy.Any deal is likely to be on loan with a view to a permanent move but Bale’s wage demands just add to the complications of the deal.Zidane was quizzed on the possibility of letting Bale leave today but insisted he is not “contemplating him leaving”.The Frenchman said: “Gareth is here with us and I am counting on him. I am not contemplating this possibility.”last_img read more

Barry keen to keep learning under Martinez after sealing Everton switch

first_imgEverton midfielder Gareth Barry says he joined the club to continue learning under Roberto Martinez.Barry spent last season on loan at Goodison under the Spanish boss and has now penned a permanent three-year deal after what he describes as one of the best campaigns of his career.Martinez is already receiving plaudits for nurturing the talents of young players like John Stones and Ross Barkley but ex-Manchester City man Barry reveals he still teaches the senior stars, like himself, new things every day.“I’m delighted to have everything signed and I’m looking forward to spending a few years at Everton,” he told the club website.“All the time you’re on loan it’s never the same as being signed but I was settled last year, despite it being a loan, now it’s confirmed I am an official Everton player it feels really good.“It was brilliant working with the manager last year, I can still learn so much from him. There’s a great set of players and the fans were fantastic last season.“The training ground, Goodison, the history of Everton, there are a lot of good things I can say about the club.” 1 Gareth Barry in action for Everton last_img read more