Football: Villas-Boas says Bale move to Real 'very soon', may fine player for not training

Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas attends a training session at the club's complex in Enfield, north of London, on Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013. Villas-Boas appeared resigned on Wednesday to seeing star forward Gareth Bale leav
Tottenham Hotspur's Portuguese manager Andre Villas-Boas attends a training session at the club's complex in Enfield, north of London, on Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013. Villas-Boas appeared resigned on Wednesday to seeing star forward Gareth Bale leave for Real Madrid for a proposed world record transfer fee. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas appeared resigned Wednesday to seeing star forward Gareth Bale leave for Real Madrid for a proposed world record transfer fee.

But Villas-Boas said Spurs would still consider fining Bale after the Wales forward did not turn up at the north London club's training ground on either Tuesday or Wednesday.

"He is involved in a big transfer move to Real Madrid and in the end if it happens, we wish him all the best, but the fact that he hasn't turned up is not the correct behaviour...," Villas-Boas said at a news conference.

"That is the position they chose to take and it's up to the club to decide if it's a fineable offence."

Villas-Boas confirmed Bale was on the brink of joining Spanish giants Real.

"It could happen very, very soon," he said.