Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has refused to comment on Gareth Bale's future at White Hart Lane. The Welsh winger has been a priority transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid and their sporting director Zinedine Zidane has admitted the club's desire to sign the 23-year-old star in the summer.

Gareth Bale

"I don't want to say anything, really, you have to understand, I'm here to relax and it's the first day of my holiday. I don't want to make any comment, I'm very sorry," AVB told Spanish newspaper Marca.

The Spanish capital club has already lost the race to sign Brazilian star Neymar, who decided to join their league rivals Barcelona. The Daily Mail believes the club has now accelerated their plan to bring Bale to Santiago Bernabeu. Real are preparing a £65m bid to land Bale and the staggering offer from Spain would be hard for Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy to resist.

Meanwhile, Tottenham coach Les Ferdinand earlier claimed Bale will be with White Hart Lane beyond this summer and will continue with his current employers for at least one more season.

AVB's assistant at White Hart Lane Steffen Freund also echoed Ferdinand's comments and claimed the Welshman is feeling positive at the club. The German believes Tottenham can challenge for silverware, if Bale can be their leader for the new season.

"He's really positive. He's enjoying playing for Spurs, he's enjoying being with his team-mates. Hopefully, he understands it would be great for him to play another year, or maybe all three years on his contract, for Spurs to grow," Freund said.

"Maybe we can go all the way to the Champions League next season, maybe we can win some silverware and cup games. We are really close to the top four and that's why maybe with him as a leader in the future that would be great," he added.

Tottenham failed to finish in top four as they ended the season fifth in the Premier League table, losing the fourth spot to their arch rivals Arsenal. Bale has made no secret desire to play in the Champions League and has revealed his ambition of playing abroad at some point in his career.

Bale has been Tottenham's star player with 26 goals and 10 assists in all competitions this season.