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Bale attracting Italian interest

January 4, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The Italian agent of much-coveted Tottenham winger Gareth Bale's has revealed that his client has attracted interest from three of Serie A's top clubs.

Gareth Bale
GettyImagesGareth Bale impressed Italian clubs with his hat-trick against Inter

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Bale's representative Peppino Tirri claimed the 21-year-old is on the radar of Italy's top-flight leaders AC Milan, Juventus and reigning European champions Inter Milan.

"I confirm the interest of Juventus for Bale," Peppino told ilsussidiario.net. "The Bianconeri are trying to bring him to Italy but not in January, in June.

"AC Milan and Inter Milan too have shown interest in the Welsh player, partly because he would like to play in Italy in the near future. There are high chances that it can happen."

Bale has been in impressive form this season and his displays in the Champions League have drawn high praise, in particular his stunning displays in home and away matches against Inter, with Bale netting a hat-trick at the San Siro, before producing a Man of the Match display in Spurs' 3-1 victory over the Nerazzurri at White Hart Lane.

Tirri added that Spanish giants Real Madrid are also monitoring Bale, though the comments are unlikley to sit well with the Welshman's boss at Tottenham, Harry Redknapp.

"Also, Real Madrid are seriously trying, (Jose) Mourinho has his eye on him and the Spanish club would be the only one who can take Bale in January," Tirri said.

Bale signed a new four-year contract with Spurs last May, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2014.