Andre Villas-Boas refused to comment on speculation regarding Gareth Bale's future - but Real Madrid already appear to think they have got their man. On the ‘Official Real Madrid Store’ webpage Tottenham winger Gareth Bale is clearly listed as No 11 on the La Liga giants' squad list between Mesut Ozil and Marcelo and his new replica shirt is available for purchase. Shortly after the screen grabs were taken the site was down for maintenance. Real had kept No 11 free when they announced their squad numbers in pre-season and are desperate to land Bale and hand him the shirt. The Welshman has been linked with a move to the Spanish capital all summer after some scintillating performances for Spurs last season. Real have made no secret of their desire to sign Bale this summer and Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini flew to Madrid on Wednesday to finalise Bale's world record £94million transfer to Los Blancos.
Done deal? Bale shirts available on Real website BEFORE official announcement
Daily Mail | Aug 23