Tottenham are on the brink of selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. The Daily Mail says Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy was locked in negotiations on Wednesday night to finalise Bale's world record £94million transfer to Real Madrid.

Levy spent the day haggling over the sale of the Wales star, making sure his club received as much money as possible for their 24-year-old talisman.

Madrid chiefs have grown frustrated at Levy's hardball approach.

Real directors are confident the transfer, which will eclipse Madrid's £80m world record capture of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United, will go through before the September 2 deadline.

 For the big stories and the banter follow us on Twitter: @tribalfootball