LONDON (AP) -- Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas says Gareth Bale's move to Real Madrid could happen "very, very soon."
Bale is being pursued by Madrid for a reported world record transfer fee of about $134 million.
Villas-Boas, however, criticized the forward for failing to turn up for training while the transfer is being negotiated.
Villas-Boas says if the transfer happens "we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn't turned up is not the correct behavior."
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.