Andre Villas-Boas expects Gareth Bale back on Tuesday

Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas expects Gareth Bale to return for training on Tuesday.

Tottenham Hotspur coach Andre Villas-Boas has said that he expects to see Gareth Bale in training on Tuesday unless a deal is agreed with Real Madrid.

The Welshman was not present at White Hart Lane as his team maintained their 100% start to the Premier League campaign thanks to Roberto Soldado's second-half penalty.

"We allowed him two days off," Villas-Boas told reporters. "It's not the first time this has come up. We never force non-selected players to come to our games. I decided that last season.

"There is interest from Real Madrid. Whether the transfer will happen or not, hopefully you will have more news in the next couple of days but at the moment there is nothing I can tell you.

"Tomorrow is a day off. Tuesday is training so I would expect him to be there."

Bale is currently in Marbella.

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