Tottenham star Gareth Bale has gone on holiday to decide future after doubts emerged over whether Harry Redknapp will stay at White Hart Lane.
Spurs are desperate to keep hold of Bale and have offered him a new contract to persuade him to commit his long term future to the club.
But, according to The Daily Mirror, Manchester City and Barcelona are both watching developments and have got the Welsh international on their transfer hit list this summer.
City are prepared to break the bank to land Bale while Barcelona want him but are not prepared to meet Spurs’ huge valuation.
The Welshman has already admitted he wants to be playing in the Champions League next season and Spurs missing out could be a major factor.
But Spurs boss Redknapp is also facing an uncertain time as talks are ongoing with chairman Daniel Levy and some of the club’s big name players are watching developments and fear the manager could go this summer.
Redknapp wants a new contract, Levy was disappointed that talks stalled in February while the England job was on the agenda and is now in no rush to give him a new deal.
It leaves Spurs at a crunch time with Bale and Redknapp at a crossroads and the club will now have to make big decisions.
Redknapp is also a target for a Middle East consortium who want him to manage in Qatar. Redknapp was tempted last year and another money-spinning offer is being put together which could also be a factor.
They may also face a struggle to keep Luka Modric with Manchester United watching developments and Sir Alex Ferguson a keen admirer of the Croatian playmaker.