Tottenham are happy to turn the screw on Real Madrid over delays in selling Gareth Bale. Real are hopping mad after plans to present Bale to fans on Thursday had to scrapped - including an elaborate stage.

Sky Sports says Tottenham are prepared to make Real Madrid wait for Gareth Bale until after this weekend's north London derby with Arsenal.

It is thought Spurs are determined to string out negotiations until after Sunday's showdown, for fear of triggering a series of events that could see up to three players join the Gunners from Madrid.

Karim Benzema, Mesut Ozil and Angel Di Maria are all on Arsenal's radar.

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