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Bale could move 'very soon'

Gareth Bale's world-record move to Real Madrid "could happen very, very soon", according to the Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas. The 24-year-old has failed to turn up for training at Spurs for a second consecutive day.

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Villas-Boas: Bale transfer 'could happen very, very soon'

Andre Villas-Boas with Gareth Bale last season. Credit: PA Wire

The Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas has confirmed that Gareth Bale is close to sealing a world-record move to Real Madrid.

"It could happen very, very soon," he said.

But Villas-Boas has warned that the Welsh star's failure to turn up for training for a second consecutive day "is not the correct behaviour. That is the position they chose to take and it's up to the club to decide if it's a fineable offence."

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