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Bale won't be sold, says Levy

December 15, 2010

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has told fans to expect a quiet transfer window, but that means good news in relation to Gareth Bale.

Gareth Bale:
GettyImages"Can't be a better left-sided player anywhere," Harry Redknapp says of Gareth Bale.

Bale has been the subject of transfer speculation following some stunning performances this season, but Levy reiterated that the Welsh star is not for sale.

Levy told the club's AGM: ''I've never deemed us to be a selling club, if you look at the big transfers which have taken place since I've been chairman.

''Both (Dimitar) Berbatov and Michael Carrick had two years left on their contract, both players wanted to go and that was the reason they were sold. But in the case of Gareth he's got a long contract and I can assure you he will not be sold.''

Levy added: ''The January transfer window is again upon us. We currently have the largest squad in the Premier League. We shall look to rationalise...Overall, we do not anticipate a busy transfer window.''

Manager Harry Redknapp has also been linked with a move from White Hart Lane when the England job becomes available following Fabio Capello's reign. And Levy conceded that is a bridge the club may well have to cross if the Football Association comes calling.

''Harry is on a long-term contract. If and when they contact us we will have to deal with it accordingly,'' he added.