Sport Bale will MISS Sunday's clash against Man United, confirms Mourinho
Giggs eager to see Bale in 'mouthwatering' Tottenham front three
The Wales star, who is currently out with a knee injury, sealed a return to Spurs last week on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, seven years after leaving north London for the Spain.The Wales star sealed a return to Spurs last week on a season-long loan deal from Real Madrid, seven years after leaving north London for the Spanish capital.
Gareth Bale has his sights on making his second Tottenham debut against West Ham after Jose Mourinho ruled him out of Sunday's game at Manchester United.
Mourinho insists Bale will not be ready for Old Trafford as he continues to work on his fitness and does not expect Ryan Giggs to call him up for Wales duty in the international break, which includes a friendly against England.
The Spurs boss also says he trusts Gareth Southgate to use Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Harry Winks sparingly after their heavy September workload at club level.
Bale's agent confirms he could stay at Spurs for LONGER than one year
The Real Madrid outcast arrived in north London at the end of last week to complete his temporary move back to Spurs, but it could turn into something more permanent if things go well this season.The Real Madrid outcast arrived in north London at the end of last week to complete his temporary move back to Spurs, but it could turn into something more permanent.
'Bale cannot play tomorrow or even on the weekend, that I can confirm,' said Mourinho on the eve of a Europa League play-off against Maccabi Haifa.
'He is working very hard, very committed, very professional, very happy but not yet ready.
'I believe the two weeks of internationals can be important weeks for his last phase of recovering and fitness problem, hopefully to play when we're back to the weekend after national teams. Let's see if it's possible to arrive there.
'I didn't speak with Ryan Giggs either but it looks like he understands the player and know how important this period is for the player, and it looks like his decision is not to bring him to the national team.
Bale agent says Real Madrid should be 'kissing the floor he walks on'
Bale won 13 major trophies with the club and was a vital part of the team that ended a 12-year barren spell in the Champions League, but he has been on the end of plenty of criticism.Bale left Real Madrid on a season-long loan to Tottenham at the back end of last week, with his time at the Bernabeu all but finished.
'In fact, he is not ready, he couldn't play for them, but to be there and to lose the work he could do with us would be very important for the player. He belongs to Tottenham and belongs to the Welsh national team and it looks like he will have this period to work specifically and it looks like he will be back in good conditions.'
Bale will miss the clash against United, who were rumoured to be interested in signing the 31-year-old this summer.
The Welshman has returned to Tottenham on loan from Real Madrid and fans are longing to see him link up with England captain Kane, who will make his ninth appearance for club and country in 26 days since the start of the new season against Maccabi Haifa.
'When you have such a player and you want to win every match, you play him,' said Mourinho, when asked about Kane's availability for England, who have three home fixtures in October.
Liverpool 'have finished their incoming business for this window'
After Jurgen Klopp moved for Thiago Alcantara and Diogo Jota last week, those deals have reportedly concluded Liverpool's incoming business for this window.A report in France Football on Tuesday stated that the Reds were still keen on strengthening their attack, with a £36m deal for Watford striker Ismaila Sarr and a loan move for out-of-favour Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele on the table.
'But you just can't do it. I believe that Gareth and Steve Holland, they care about the players and I don't think they want to be connected with something that can be a consequence of this week plus the three matches that the national team has, which is obviously too much - especially for my players.
'So I don't speak with Gareth, I don't speak even with Steve and, of course, with Steve I am a very good friend of his. I just let them do their job the way they want to do it, with the freedom they deserve.
'So, hopefully, Gareth and Steve understand what happened with Tottenham players this week and they respect the players.
'That's just my hope, but I'm not going to call, I'm not going to ask, I'm not going to beg, I'm not going to press. I think they deserve their freedom and I have the utmost respect to them.'
Manchester United have NOT yet made a new £91m bid for Jadon Sancho .
Manchester United are believed to have held discussions with intermediaries involved in the deal on Tuesday and are still refusing to meet Dortmund's demand for £108m.United denied reports that they have made a £91.2million offer for Sancho – £73m plus £18.2m in add-ons – which has been rejected by Dortmund.