Burley defiant on Bale transfer
SOUTHAMPTON manager George Burley is certain that Gareth Bale will remain at Southampton this season and hopefully next.
Reports suggest that Bale is set to reject a move to Tottenham Hotspur, whilst Arsenal and Manchester United appear to have dropped out of the bidding.
Burley speaking to the Echo said: 'There has been interest but no matter what, wherever was going to pay £50m or £60m Gareth was going to be until the end of the season and that's where we are.
'At some point Gareth will leave and things will be agreed but the key I feel is that Gareth needs the rest of this season and next.
'We've agreed with Gareth and his parents that he'll certainly be here for the rest of this season and I would like him to stay another one so we'll take it from there in the summer.
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