Tottenham may pull back from selling Gareth Bale to Real Madrid after Chelsea stepped in to wreck their plans for Anzhi attacker Willian.

The Daily Mail says Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is so furious about Chelsea's £32m move for Willian that he is threatening to pull the plug on Bale's departure.

Stunned White Hart Lane officials will consider their next move today.

Negotiations with Real about Bale are so far advanced that the £94m mega-deal is still likely to go through by the September 2 deadline. However, Levy's apparent fury provides yet another twist to the biggest transfer saga of the summer.

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