The Spanish giants have admitted they could go as high as that to land the Spurs winger.

But Barcelona midfielder Fabregas said: “Spending £100m on Bale is foolish, I don’t know how any club could spend that amount of money.
“He is a great player but we will have to see if Madrid sign him and if he can perform there.”

Fabregas, 26, is still vowing to stay at Barcelona and admits he has not received any offers to return to England.

The former Arsenal midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

But the Spaniard said: “People talk a lot but the truth is no one has spoken with me.

“I want to triumph in Barcelona. I dreamed of playing there, so I will try and succeed for as long as I can.”

Fabregas looks like he will be playing alongside new-boy Neymar, who joined Barca earlier this month.

The Spaniard believes the Brazilian striker — signed for £49million from Santos — can light up the Nou Camp.

And he dismissed talk of a clash of egos with Lionel Messi. Fabregas said: “The egos are very controlled.

“Messi has won the Ballon d’Or four times and is the best player of all-time but, when you see him every morning, he doesn’t seem like it.”