100 million for Gareth Bale 'seems a lot', says Real Madrid president

Levy is said to be holding out for a transfer fee in excess of £105 million (122 million euros, $163m) while Real were said to be looking to strike a deal at around £85 million with a makeweight, possibly Fabio Coentrao, thrown in.

updated: August 08, 2013 23:29 IST
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Miami, Florida: Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has admitted in an interview with ESPN that he finds the idea of paying in the region of 100 million euros ($133.9m) to sign Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale excessive.

Speaking to the channel in the United States, where Madrid beat Chelsea 3-1 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday, Perez did not deny that his club have been in negotiations with Tottenham regarding Bale, even if reports in the Spanish press indicated that a proposed meeting with opposite number Daniel Levy in Miami did not take place.

However, he hinted that he may be unwilling to meet the demands of the Spurs chairman, who wants a world-record fee to part with Welsh star Bale.

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