Featured Matches
Previous
Colorado
Chivas USA
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Atlas
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Cruz Azul
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Gimnasia La Plata
Argentinos Juniors
9:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Newell's Old Boys
Talleres de Córdoba
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Standard Liege
Royal Charleroi SC
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Queen's Park
Berwick Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Grimsby Town
Mansfield Town
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Morecambe
Preston North End
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Tranmere Rovers
Bolton Wanderers
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AFC Bournemouth
Southampton
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Crystal Palace
11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
West Ham United
Sydney FC
2:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Wellington Phoenix FC
Newcastle United
4:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Queen's Park
Berwick Rangers
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Standard Liege
Royal Charleroi SC
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
FC Vestsjaelland
Odense BK
3
1
FT
Game Details
UCD
Derry City
Postp
Game Details
Bohemians
Cork
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Shamrock
Drogheda Utd
7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Colorado
Chivas USA
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
Atlas
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Cruz Azul
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Gimnasia La Plata
Argentinos Juniors
9:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Newell's Old Boys
Talleres de Córdoba
12:15 AM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Altamira
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Necaxa
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Oeste
Luverdense
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
América RN
América Mineiro
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Boa MG
Bragantino
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Antofagasta
Audax Italiano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Garcilaso
Melgar
1
1
FT
Game Details
Nacional
Deportivo Capiatá
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Western New York Flash
Boston Breakers
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
Dec 28, 2012

Bale 'in talks with Real Madrid'

Real Madrid have begun "initial talks" with Tottenham over the transfer of Gareth Bale, according to Spanish newspaper Marca.

Modric and Bale helped Spurs reach the Champions League quarter-finals in 2011
Real reportedly enquired about Bale following Modric's move to Spain

The report will alarm Tottenham fans who fear the 23-year-old will be prised away from White Hart Lane at some point in 2013, with Marca's close links to Real giving the closest indication yet that Bale could join his former team-mate Luka Modric in Madrid.

Bale featured on the front page of Marca's latest edition, fuelling suspicion that he is headed for the exit door, even though Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas insists he is confident that Spurs can retain the Wales international.

However, his suggestion that 'most clubs cannot afford Gareth' is hardly likely to dissuade the club that paid a world record £80m to sign Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009, with Bale's rising profile in Spain likely to precede a huge bid from Real Madrid in the near future.

"Initial talks about a deal were held this summer while the two clubs were finalising Luka Modric's move to Madrid," the Marca report stated. "Real Madrid enquired about Bale and was told that he wasn't for sale, but that 'Los Blancos' will be given first refusal when the Londoners do listen to offers.

"It is looking likely that this day will come this summer, because Bale has made it clear that he wants to play for a club where he can grow and compete for major trophies. Madrid has been keeping close tabs on the 23-year-old for some time now and has been blown away by his development."

Marca went on to claim Real Madrid hope to snare Bale for around €35m (£29m), but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would look for a much higher fee if he was to sanction a deal for Bale, with a fee in excess of €50m (£41m) likely to be demanded by the notoriously tough deal maker who would lead the negotiations.

Spurs have insisted the ongoing partnership agreement they have with Real Madrid will not hasten Bale's move to the Bernabeu, but few would be surprised if this transfer becomes a reality next summer.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.