Tuesday January 4 2011
Agent: 'Juve and Real want Bale'

Tottenham star Gareth Bale's former agent “can confirm interest from Juventus for June, while Real Madrid are trying to sign him in January.”

An interview with Il Sussidiario suggested Peppino Tirri was making a very clear outline of the situation, but he told that “I was speaking as a FIFA agent who is very active in England, but I no longer represent Bale and haven't worked with his agency for months.”

Having made that point clear, Tirri's interview gave some intriguing insights into the future of the Champions League revelation.

“I can confirm interest from Juventus, but we are talking about June and certainly not January,” he told

“Milan and Inter have also shown an interest in the Welsh player, especially as Bale would like to play in Italy soon. I'd say there's a good chance of it happening, but more likely in June, as it'd be very difficult for the Italian sides to take him in the transfer window.

“Real Madrid would be the only club capable of signing Bale in January, especially as they are really trying very hard to make it happen. Jose Mourinho has set his sights on him and wants to take him straight away, otherwise the conversation will resume in June.”