Last Updated: Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:56
Andre Villas-Boas says Spurs are counting on Gareth Bale despite reports claiming he has agreed a six-year deal with Real Madrid.
Spanish paper Marca claims the Welsh flyer has told Spurs he wants to leave White Hart Lane for Spain this summer.
It says a meeting has already taken place between Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, and senior Real officials over a bumper move to the Bernabeu.
When quizzed about this latest set of rumours regarding the former Southampton youngster, Villas-Boas reiterated his stance on the player on Tuesday.
He said: "I want to repeat what I was telling you last season and what I was telling you from the beginning of pre-season so I cannot extend myself.
"He is a player that we are willing to continue to have. He's a Tottenham player, he's one of the most fantastic players in the world at the moment and we are counting on him for the future."
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