Tottenham will offer Gareth Bale a bumper wage rise in order to ward off interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United as the winger continues to be targeted for a summer move.
Bale's worth has risen to astonishing amounts over the last year, with the winger winning individual awards and worldwide praise for his performances for Spurs over the course of the 2012-13 campaign.
He has been the subject of much interest from Real Madrid, though the Spanish club have recently cooled their interest in the star as he looks to be planning to stay in England for another season at least.
This morning interest came from Manchester United, with the club reportedly considering breaking their transfer record to purchase the star, but now AS are reporting that Tottenham have decided to break their own record and offer the winger a wage in the vicinity of €9m per year.
This would come close to some of the biggest earners in the Premier League, with Chelsea star Eden Hazard on €11m and Wayne Rooney and Yaya Toure on €10m. And Bale would certainly be aware that he is valued by the club which relied so heavily on his performances in their fight for a Champions League place last season.
Bale's current contract with Tottenham runs until the summer of 2016 and the Wales international is said to be happy to remain at White Hart Lane despite interest from sides that can offer him immediate Champions League football.
Spurs missed out on being a part of this season's tournament thanks to a single point seperating them from fourth-placed Arsenal but Andre Villas-Boas has insisted the side will be boosted this summer and will not lose their best player as they aim to improve in the next campaign.
Bale appears to be settled in north London and the wage rise will only solidify his decision to stay and buy into Villas-Boas' promise that the side will make Champions League qualification at the end of next season.