Tottenham have slapped a £50 million price-tag on Gareth Bale. The Daily Express says Barcelona sent chief scout Albert Valentin to Craven Cottage on November 6 to watch Bale score in Tottenham's 3-1 victory over Fulham.

Following glowing reports from Valentin, Barca had scouts at White Hart Lane on Monday to see Bale put in another storming performance in the victory over Aston Villa. Bale tormented the Villa defence and had a hand in both Emmanuel Adebayor goals.

Real Madrid and Manchester City are also admirers of Bale, but it is currently La Liga and European champions Barca who are paying him the most attention.

Spurs, though, have resolved to pay short shrift to any bids under £50m and have tied Bale to a contract that runs to March 2015.