Real Madrid face a losing battle in their attempt to prise Gareth Bale away from Tottenham.

Punto Pelota says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has slapped a €100 million price-tag on his star Welshman and won't budge over his asking price.

Real know Levy is a difficult negotiator, having struggled to reach an agreement over Luka Modric last August.

In Bale's case, Real insiders have all but accepted president Florentino Perez has no chance of signing the Spurs winger unless he agrees to meet Levy's world record demands.

Levy has plans of bringing the good times back to Tottenham and the club's finances are so strong that he has no need to sell his star.