Betting companies have slashed their odds on Gareth Bale signing for Real Madrid following Spurs’ failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The north London side missed out in the race for fourth sport to rivals Arsenal on the final day of the Premier League season and will have to settle for a place in the Europa League.
And with Bale keen to play at the highest level, a number of the European footballing giants are said to be keen on his signature.
Betting company Bwin is offering odds of 3/1 on the Welshman heading to Real Madrid this summer.
Bale, who scored 21 league goals for Spurs including nine from outside the box – the highest of any player across the European leagues – has seen his stock rise significantly this season. Champions Manchester United are 4/1 to sign him, while Pep Guardiola’s new club Bayern Munich are 14/1.
Should any of the clubs decide to make an offer it is thought it would have to be in the region of £50-£60 million to tempt Spurs into parting with their star man.