Andre Villas-Boas: 'Gareth Bale transfer not a disruption'

Andre Villas-Boas insists that Gareth Bale's protracted transfer to Real Madrid has not disrupted his team.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas has denied that the ongoing speculation regarding Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid has disrupted his players.

Spurs are preparing for the visit of Dinamo Tbilisi in their Europa League playoff second leg, having won 5-0 last week in Georgia.

It was revealed that Spurs are considering fining Bale for not turning up to training, but Villas-Boas insists that the rest of team has been training well.

"There has been no disruption. We've been working well, the team is training very, very well," he is quoted as saying in the Daily Star.

"We've played three games, fortunately with three wins, three good wins. At the moment, there isn't any disruption."

Bale is expected to complete his move to Madrid in the next few days.

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas gestures on the touchline during a friendly match against Espanyol on August 10, 2013
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