Last Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 09:24
Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas has revealed the club are in talks with Real Madrid target Gareth Bale over a new contract.
Real are trying to lure the Welsh star to the Bernabeu this summer and reports earlier this week in Spain suggested an offer of £80million was in the pipeline and Bale was keen to make the move.
However, AVB has always maintained last season's double Player of the Year will be staying at White Hart Lane as he remains under contract and now he says talks over a new deal are "ongoing" as Spurs continue to do all they can to hold on to the 24-year-old.
Speaking in Hong Kong ahead of the Asia Trophy third-place play-off, the Spurs boss said: "There was contact between the club and his agent last year and there is ongoing contact between the club and his agent.
"We renewed his contract at the beginning of last season, if you remember, and it's something that is being dealt with by the chairman and the agent.
"Talks are ongoing but that doesn't mean there is an agreement. At the moment we're confident that the player is under contract at Tottenham, as was done last year."
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