Tottenham are willing to double Gareth Bale's current deal to keep hold of him.

The Daily Mail says Spurs are drawing up a 'double your money' £8million-a-year deal in a bid to keep Bale from the clutches of Europe's elite.

Bale signed a four-year contract worth a basic £75,000 a week last season which ties him to the club until 2016, but his increasing influence has prompted Tottenham to reassess that.

Chairman Daniel Levy recognises the need to reward his prize asset, who has drawn comparisons with the world's best players Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, and will propose a groundbreaking offer for the club of around £150,000 a week.