Andre Villas-Boas blasts Carlo Ancelotti over Gareth Bale pursuit

Gareth Bale, who has a foot injury, remained in London where he reportedly had already said his farewells to his Tottenham teammates. Real Madrid are keen to see Bale at the Bernabeu ahead of their opening league game against Real Betis on August 18.

updated: August 04, 2013 12:40 IST
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Monaco: Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas upped the stakes in the Gareth Bale transfer saga when he blasted Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti for his public pursuit of the highly-prized Welsh international.

Villas-Boas insisted that Bale was not for sale and even pictured the 24-year-old still in a Spurs shirt this season.

Bale is widely expected to complete a world record move, valued at around 100 million euros, to the Spanish giants next week.

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