“I was at the Swansea game at the weekend and had a good chat with Daniel Levy,” Hoddle told talkSPORT radio yesterday.

Gareth Bale

“He’s ambitious and believes, if Bale was to stay, that Tottenham could go on and do something really strong in the Premier League.”

Although the transfer window closes on Monday, Tottenham insist they will only let Bale leave White Hart Lane him if the squad is strong enough to cope without him.

Meanwhile, Manchester United manager David Moyes says his club have not made an offer for Bale, but he refused to deny an interest in the player.