Bayern Munich have once again been linked with Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Sun believes the Bavarians, who will operate under former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola next season, have made the Welshman a top priority summer signing.

Gareth Bale

The 23-year-old winger has had a phenomenal season with Spurs, scoring 17 times from 28 Premier League games. His performances have earned him a nomination for the PFA Player of the Year and near-constant speculation of a move to Real Madrid, where he could link up with former White Hart Lane team-mate Luka Modric.

Such has been the degree of interest in Bale, particularly from the Spanish capital, that Spurs' chairman Daniel Levy earlier valued the player at £70m. Undaunted, Madrid have been reported as opening negotiations with Andre Villas-Boas' side and a fee of £38m has been mooted.

The Sun believes Guardiola will open with £30m but competition for Bale, if he does decide to leave north London in the summer, is likely to be fierce, with Barcelona and even Manchester United linked with the left-footed forward.

Meanwhile, Bale himself has given no indication of what his future holds. The Welshman is believed to be waiting until the end of the season, to see if Spurs qualify for the Champions League; should AVB not manage that then it is likely he will reluctantly allow Bale to leave.

Clint Dempsey on Manchester City

Finally, Spurs' American midfielder Clint Dempsey believes the club can beat reigning Premier League champions Manchester City, who visit London on Sunday. City seem set to finish second this season, behind arch-rivals Manchester United. However, behind the two Manchester clubs, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham are vying for the two remaining Champions League qualifying positions.

"Of course City are a quality team, with a lot of great players out there. It will be a difficult game, we know that, and we have to play the best football we can to try to get the right result. Obviously we will be aware of their threats and dangers, but we have worked hard on things this week and we will go out there and play our own game, to put ourselves in a position to win the match," Dempsey said.