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Gary Lineker predicts Tottenham will finish above Arsenal in the Premier League

The former Spurs striker has been impressed with how the Gareth Bale funds were spent - and is equally impressed by how the departed Welshman has looked to immerse himself at Real Madrid

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The Real Madrid winger saw his home debut delayed by injury

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Gareth Bale to rent Kaka's mansion in Madrid

Brazilian is on loan at Milan and could make move permanent

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Representative also reveals the £86m deal came close to 'falling apart'

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The Manchester United will be looking for a reaction in the Capital One Cup tie following the 4-1 defeat at the weekend

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