Gareth Bale is going nowhere this season.
This is the consensus of many Spurs fans and neutrals alike. The transfer saga that has made headlines day in, day out is now under much scrutiny and an alternative theory of what is really going on has arisen.
The theory is that this whole thing is a publicity stunt used to raise Tottenham Hotspur's profile, as part of Spurs and Madrid's special agreement which was put in place when the London club sold Luka Modric to the Spanish giants.
Let us explain this alternative truth as simply as possible...
Gareth Bale is not leaving White Hart Lane until next season, after Real Madrid help to raise Tottenham's global profile. The main pitch is turning Gareth Bale into the "most expensive player in world", without either club paying a penny.
The benefit of this is two fold.
Madrid mask their lack of cash by attempting to break record transfer fees, which keeps their fans happy. To fans of Real, their club has nearly signed one of the world's best players again, but were stopped by the stubborn Mr Levy.
Meanwhile, Bale and Tottenham have become the most talked about player and team in the world. Bale is happy as new sponsorship deals will make him an absolute fortune due to his raised profile. Plus he will get his move at the end of next season, after Madrid free up some cash.
Levy and the Tottenham board are happy as the potential shirt sales in the Far East have enhanced by millions (Spurs announced a new Chinese fan club on Thursday).
Day by day, Tottenham's stock is rising and the naming rights of the new stadium are getting more valuable by the minute.
But what is the real clincher? Gareth Bale's silence on the matter. If he were to stomp his feet, then that would push a deal through for sure. However, his silence indicates he is in no rush to make a move.
The markets opened for Spurs by the Real Madrid saga is more valuable than any future transfer fee they will recieve from the Spanish club.
It does sound slightly ludicrous. But give it some thought - why have Tottenham not reported Madrid for tapping up Bale?