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


first_imgBridgeen Harkin during one of her trips to Kenya.Two Donegal charity workers have been left traumatised after being robbed of money and jewelry during an aid trip to Kenya.Sisters Bridgeen and Sonia Harkin were left terrified after being confronted by six men at a special needs unit in Nairobi.The young women were just a couple of days into a planned two week trip when the horrific hold-up took place last Thursday. The women, from Buncrana, were at a meeting at the Songa Mbela na Masomo Special Needs Complex when six men burst in.Bridgeen, 35, told Donegal Daily “These men burst in and started shouting and all the other workers lay down on their stomachs.“We didn’t realise what was happening so we didn’t lie down. They came over to us and started pulling at my back.“I refused to let it go but they pulled it so hard they broke the strap. “They also began to roar at Sonia and she initially wouldn’t give them her bag as our passports were in it.“I told her just to give it to them as I was terrified of what they might do to her if she didn’t.”As well as €980 the gang got away with their watches, phones and they even pulled a ring off Bridgeen’s finger.“That was the worst of it all. My grandmother Bridget Harkin gave me that ring a few years ago and I’ll never be able to replace it, she added.The women’s passports were found by a river the following day. The two aid workers, who were working with charity group Africa Direct, were so shaken by the incident that they decided to leave the country and return to Ireland the following day.Bridgeen, who was on her sixth charity trip to Nairobi, said she was very shaken but sister Sonia, who was on her first trip, is still very shaken up.“Sonia was very nervous going out in the first place but I never thought anything like this would happen.“This was my sixth trip and I never had any bother before,” she said. The Buncrana woman admits that she is unsure if she will go on another charity trip to the region.“It’s to early to even think about it because we are still very shaken. I’m not sure.“I will continue to raise money for the unit and for Nairobi but I’m not sure if I will go back or not yet,” she said.DONEGAL AID WORKER HAS GRANDMOTHER’S RING PULLED FROM FINGER DURING BRUTAL ROBBERY was last modified: July 12th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bridgeen Hakrinbuncranacharity workdonegalNairobirobbedSonia Harkinlast_img read more