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Toshack: Bale's injuries could be down to playing on right at Real

Toshack: Bale's injuries could be down to playing on right at Real

The champions are already seven points behind Barcelona and although it is clearly too early to draw conclusions from seven games, Zidane himself admitted "this is not a brilliant period for us" after the 2-1 win at Alaves - a victory inspired by a summer signing, Dani Ceballos, who was making his Liga debut for the club.

But should Spurs hold out for the £179million transfer fee which the Spanish paper claims the club value him at, they would throw in former Tottenham fan favourite Modric as well.

According to Diario Gol, Madrid understand that Tottenham would not be prepared to sell the striker for anything less than £179m, which is why Los Blancos president Florentino Perez is considering including three players in the deal. The newspaper reports that following Arsene Wenger's comments that he needs to play 10 successive matches in order to prove his fitness, the 25-year-old is said to have been left doubting his future at the club.

That is unless Perez is so enamoured with Kane, 24, who has netted 11 goals in his last six matches.

Such praise has been well earned by Kane, who was recently also nominated for the Ballon d'Or. The demands at Madrid are very, very high.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is an admirer of the Welshman and has looked to bring him to Old Trafford in the past.

The three superstars being Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Luka Modric - yeah, I know right!

Toshack discounted an idea raised in the local press that there could be a psychological factor involved given Bale's history of regular problems and uncertainty over the exact nature of his current injury. Whatever the outcome, Rose will be keen to get some time on the pitch with the World Cup approaching - has he burned his bridges at Spurs? "If the tests say that he has a problem and the player can't run, it isn't a psychological issue".

"Gareth has always played on the left". Maybe this has something to do with it, I don't know. As wonderful as the great man is on his own, Benzema's selflessness and superb off-the-ball running are what help make the Portuguese so very deadly, and so very prolific.