Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will not return to Tottenham this summer.
Bale’s future in Spain is in doubt after he said he needed to play more often following Saturday’s Champions League final win over Liverpool.
Tottenham had a buy-back clause inserted into the Wales international’s contract when he left to join Real for £85m in 2013
It offered Spurs the opportunity to match any accepted bid from a Premier League club for Bale, 28.
However, the forward has a contract with the Spanish giants until 2022 and is thought to earn more than £400,000 a week after tax.
It means his likely transfer fee and wages would make a Tottenham bid unrealistic.
Bale will make any decision on his future in conjunction with his advisers.
In the short term, they intend to wait until the dust has settled on his man-of-the-match performance in Kiev before deciding their next course of action.
I need to be playing every week-bale