Transfer news: Gareth Bale will not travel with Tottenham to Monaco as he looks to complete Real Madrid move

The Welshman does not want to risk sustaining an injury amid negotiations over a world record transfer

Gareth Bale will not travel with the Tottenham team for tomorrow's match in Monaco as he looks to complete his move to Real Madrid.

Spurs are set to play at the Stade Louis II stadium tomorrow evening against Monaco as they prepare for the season ahead - but they must do so without their star player according to the Evening Standard.

Bale does not want to risk sustaining a serious injury by playing any part in the game.

The 24-year-old, who scored 26 goals for Andre Villas-Boas’ side last season, has sat out the last three friendlies due to a muscle strain. His only appearance in a Tottenham shirt during pre-season so far was against Swindon on July 16.

Bale has received more treatment on his injury at the training ground this week and will not feature against Monaco. He will not even travel with the squad to the principality.

It would seem preparing for the season ahead without their best player would make sense for Spurs, with a world record transfer to Real Madrid looking increasingly likely.

Bale reiterated his desire to quit White Hart Lane at a meeting with chairman Daniel Levy earlier this week.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti confirmed today that talks to sign Bale were ongoing and the former Southampton player’s former manager at Spurs, Harry Redknapp, predicted Bale will be a “huge success” if he completes the move.

“You can’t ignore interest from Real Madrid and he’s probably dreamed of that as a little boy. It could happen but I’m not sure. If he goes there he would be a great success,” said Redknapp. “He can do everything, there’s nothing he can’t do, he’s an amazing player.”

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