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New Bale deal no show of Spurs commitment

Gareth Bale's show of commitment to Tottenham has been RUMBLED. The Sunday Mirror says Bale's decision to commit to Spurs this summer was nothing to do with a recently-announced contract extension.

That supposed new commitment was merely a clause in his previous deal, triggered by Spurs finishing in the Premier League's top four - even though they did not qualify for the Champions League.

Bale, 23, informed chairman Daniel Levy he wanted to quit this summer, but was told his earlier deal - which ran until 2014 - had been extended by a further year.

The extension did earn Bale a big pay rise, making him the club's best-paid star.

And it is believed Levy would not entertain offers of less than £70million for him.

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