After their emphatic 2-0 victory against Norwich City on Tuesday night, Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp lost no time in sending out the clear message that Gareth Bale won't be available at the transfer window when it opens next week.
The Welsh winger put up an amazing show at Carrow Road, netting the two goals which catapulted Spurs into the third slot in the Premier League table.
"Gareth is an amazing player, sometimes unstoppable. And the thing is, he's a great lad as well," Redknapp has been quoted by the Guardian as saying.
He has added: "There's nothing flash about him, that's just not him. He's no Billy Bighead. He just comes in, he loves to train and just gets on with it. No, of course, we're not going to sell him. If we do that, we've had it. And anyway there's only Barcelona, Real Madrid or Manchester City who could afford the fee and wages."
Referring to Tuesday's match, the Spurs boss agreed that his side saw Norwich as a threat: "I thought it would be a difficult game but we kept the ball, we moved it well, passed it great. There was some real quality about our play. I thought if we continued passing the ball we would open them up and get the chances to score, we just had to make sure we didn't do anything silly at the back. That was the key.
"Norwich are a threat, the front two work hard for them, but Younes Kaboul and William Gallas did ever so well as well. It was a good performance and a great three points."