Spurs manager Andres Villas-Boas has said that he thinks Real Madrid’s manager Carlo Ancelotti was not correct in announcing Madrid’s offer for Gareth Bale.

The summer headlines have been dominated by the news that the Spanish giants have made a world record bid for Tottenham’s star player, and while Portuguese manager said no move was imminent when questioned after the clubs 5-2 defeat to Monaco in a pre-season friendly about Bale he was forced to give some answers to the saga.

When a reporter asked him if what Ancelotti had done was wrong AVB said: “I think so, in my opinion.

“Carlo is a person I appreciate a lot and we have great respect for each other, but bearing in mind this situation they have decided to make it public.

“Normally in situations like this it is scrutinised by the Football Association with lots of care and attention. We have seen lots of people speak about a player that is not theirs and we are due some respect.

“These rumours of an imminent transfer are not true. The only thing we have communicated with Real Madrid is that he is our player and he is not for sale.

“Gareth is a guy I really like. We are talking with Real Madrid because there is respect between the two clubs following the transfer last season of Luka Modric.

“We are building a great team for next season. We envisage the future with Gareth. But we know that in football anything is possible.”

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy and Real Madrid president Florentino Perez are due to meet in Miami  next week where it is believed a deal will be done that see’s Bale moving to Spain.