26 Aug 2013

Real Madrid coach won't discuss Bale rumors

6:30 am on 26 August 2013

Real Madrid's coach Carlo Ancelotti has refused to discuss Gareth Bale amid reports that the Tottenham Hotspur winger is poised to join the nine-times European champions for a world record fee.

Bale's move to the Spanish capital has been widely reported in Spanish and British media and is said to be worth 99 million euros, eclipsing the sum Real paid Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

Photographs of Bale in the Spanish holiday resort of Marbella have appeared overnight in local media, prompting speculation that he'll be presented at Real's Bernabeu stadium in the next day or two.