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Real Madrid Wants Bale to Submit Transfer Request, Sun Reports

June 01, 2013

Real Madrid wants Gareth Bale to submit a written transfer request to force through a 80-million pounds ($122 million) move from Tottenham, the Sun said.

Real is one of five clubs prepared to pay the record-tying transfer figure for the Welsh winger, the Sun said. Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are the others, according to the Sun.

Bale, 23, has three years left on his current deal and Tottenham wants him to sign a new 170,000 pounds-per-week contract. Real is ready to offer Bale 10 million pounds a year and wants the transfer request so it can make formal contact with his agent, the Sun said.

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