Liverpool prepare £10 million bid for Spurs ace

Liverpool are preparing a £10 million bid for Tottenham defender Gareth Bale. Reds boss Rafa Benitez is reportedly keen to add to his defensive options when the transfer window opens in January, particularly in left-back and Bale is understood to be his number one target.

Since the departure of Norwegian defender John Arne Riise from Anfield to AS Roma during the summer Benitez has only managed to bring in Italian defender Andrea Dossena. Bale, 19, may be open to a possible move to Merseyside come January if things don't improve at White Hart Lane. Bale only joined Spurs last summer from Southampton for a fee that could rise to as much as £10 million.

The Welsh international missed a large chunk of last season with an ankle injury and Spurs boss Juande Ramos (provided he is still their come January) will be doing everything in his power to keep the promising teenager. Personally I feel Bale is a quality player who will inevitably be a real star in the Premier League however I don't see a possible move to Liverpool happening until maybe next summer.

Source : The Sun.