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Did PSG offer Tottenham €100m for Gareth Bale?

[Sunday, September 15, 2013 ]

Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that French outfit Paris Saint-Germain offered €100 million for Gareth Bale over the summer, but their offer was rejected by the player.

Gareth Bale rejected a move to PSG despite the fact the French club offered a higher salary
Gareth Bale rejected a move to PSG despite the fact the French club offered a higher salary

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Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Tottenham Hotspur had received a higher offer than his side's for Bale.

He said: "I know Tottenham had a higher offer for Bale than the one from Madrid. I do not know what price Madrid paid. But the player wanted to come here, that made the difference."

And according to Marca, the team who tabled the highest bid for the Welshman were PSG, who were willing to stump up €100 million for Bale.

With European giants such as Manchester United in the mix, PSG's interest largely fell off the radar, but the club owned by Nasser Al-Khelaifi did indeed table a stunning €100 million bid for the 23-year-old.

Coincidentally - or not - this is the exact same amount Tottenham claim to have received from Madrid, who themselves say they only paid €91 million.

PSG even had put together a bumper wage package for Bale worth €9 million after tax a season, substantially more than the €6 million a year on offer in Madrid.

However, as Ancelotti noted, Bale had his heart set on a move to Los Merengues, having long dreamed of running out at the Bernabéu.

This determination ultimately left PSG jilted and backed Tottenham into a corner, forcing the London club to accept the second highest bid for Bale.

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