Inter Milan set to test Tottenham's resolve to keep Gareth Bale by offering Sulley Muntari as bait

06 October 2010 12:41
Inter Milan are ready to explore Tottenham's interest in Sulley Muntari by offering the midfielder as bait in a bid to sign Gareth Bale. [LNB]Harry Redknapp has made it clear he does not want to lose emerging Wales star Bale, but that has not stopped interest from across Europe in the 21-year-old. [LNB]Rafa Benitez knows all about the ex-Southampton player's talents and the former Liverpool manager is keen to add a versatile player who can solve Inter's shortage at left back. [LNB] Admiring glances: Gareth Bale (left) enjoys a glowing reputation across Europe,  while Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is interested in Sulley Muntari (right)[LNB]Muntari is on his way out of the San Siro after clashing with Benitez, but Inter's high price tag could put off suitors. [LNB]The Ghana international was offered to Liverpool as part of a bid to sign Javier Mascherano, but the Merseysiders were stunned that Inter would only pay £6million and Muntari for a player who eventually went to Barcelona for £22m. [LNB]  Inter paid Portsmouth £13m for Muntari two years ago and they hope to recoup about £9m for a player who has struggled to hold down a starting place at the Italian champions. [LNB]The 26-year-old's agent Fabien Piveteau insists Spurs' interest is genuine, but warned there were other suitors for a player who worked with Redknapp at Fratton Park. [LNB]'We will see what happend in January,' said Piveteau. 'He is happy at Inter, but he wants to play. Perhaps he will have more opportunities at another team. [LNB] 'Tottenham? Yes, it's a possibility. But there are also others.'  [LNB] I owe you one, Harry: Bale thanks Redknapp for transforming his careerHuddlestone cleared by UEFA over elbow claim from Twente striker JankoEXCLUSIVE: Expect riots if Spurs move into 2012 stadium, warns SullivanTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR FC

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