Real Madrid target Gareth Bale is understood to be "furious and frustrated" at Tottenham's handling of his proposed transfer.

The Wales international was expected to meet up with his Spurs team-mates but he did not turn up and is unhappy with how the club are dealing with the situation.

Reports emerged over the Bank Holiday weekend suggesting Real Madrid were not the only club to make an approach for him , with Manchester United also linked with the player.

Bale himself now appears to be losing patience as the clock ticks down towards the close of the transfer window on September 2, with his world record £86m move to Madrid in the balance.