Tottenham Hotspur winger Gareth Bale will wait to see if club manager Harry Redknapp will continue at the club for next season before deciding on his own future, the Mirror reports. The report adds Redknapp is presently in negotiations for a new contract with club chairman Daniel Levy and Bale, along with several key players like Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, is believed to be monitoring the situation.
There are reports suggesting Redknapp's future may be in question after Levy was accused of stalling on the deal. The former Portsmouth manager is thought to be keen on a three-year extension with a pay rise. However, according to The Sun, Levy blames Redknapp for Spurs not achieving a top-three finish (the chairman contends his manager was distracted by talk of him becoming the next boss of the English national team) and is only willing to extend the 65 year old manager's contract by a year.
Should Redknapp and Levy not come to an understanding, the Welshman could look to move on from White Hart Lane. Apparently Spanish giants Barcelona and English champions Manchester City are interested.
Incidentally, Spurs must also contend with demotion from the Champions League to the Europa League, after Chelsea's victory over Bayern Munich in the Champions League final last month.
There should not be a shortage of offers for Redknapp should he decide to move on, with interest from Qatar being spoken about. The Spurs boss was tempted by a big-money offer from the Middle East last year and the uncertainty over his own future, along with that of his key players, could see him move out of north London.
Meanwhile, Tottenham are understood to be among a host of clubs to have shown an interest in bringing Nicolas Anelka back to the Premier League, reports the Daily Mail.
The 33 year old is now with Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua following his move from Chelsea in January. However, the former French international now wants to leave Shanghai and London rivals Spurs, West Ham United and QPR could fight it out for his signature.
Anelka has played for Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Bolton Wanderers and Chelsea in the Premier League and has also had stints at Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Turkish club Fenerbahce before moving to Shanghai.