Gareth Bale misses Spurs' training as Real Madrid focus on the striker

Gareth Bale was given a two-day break and missed Tottenham's Sunday clash against Swansea. He however was instructed to attend the training session.

updated: August 27, 2013 20:25 IST
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Tottenham striker Gareth Bale did not make it to the team's training session on Tuesday. This after reports suggest he may be the subject of a world-record 86-million pound bid from Real Madrid although Spurs maintain that no deal has been struck yet.

According to a report in the BBC, Spurs had told Bale to report for training after the club had previously authorized a break. No reasons however were given for his absence. The 24-year-old player was not even part of the team when it beat Swansea 1-0 in Sunday's English Premier League match.

Although manager Andre Villas Boas said that Bale had been granted a two-day break, his absence from Tuesday's training session raises several eyebrows.

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