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On Wednesday, July 31, Twitter users are discussing the ongoing deal between Real Madrid and Spurs for footballer Gareth Bale and Spike Lee's Kickstarter venture. 

Welsh football player Gareth Bale currently plays for English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, known as Spurs, Wednesday's sixth-placed trending topic. Bale is currently at the center of a hotly buzzed transfer deal between his current club and Spanish footballing giants Real Madrid.

The Spanish club initially offered a record-breaking bid of around €93 million (£81 million / $124 million) for the player, however this was rejected by Spurs.

Real have now improved their offer, upping it to €97 million (£85 million / $128 million) although it is still not known whether or not Spurs will accept this improved bid and where Bale's footballing future lies.

If Spurs accept this offer Bale would become the most expensive football transfer in history, easily beating the previous transfer record of €92 million (£80 million /$122 million) set by Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009.

Elsewhere on Twitter microbloggers are talking about American director Spike Lee. Lee, who is involved in a remake of South Korean cult classic "Oldboy," which has been pushed back to a November release, is currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a still-untitled project.

The Kickstarter campaign, which is described as being about "Human beings who are addicted to blood. Funny, sexy, and bloody (and it's not 'Blacula')," began on July 22 and runs until August 31.

More details can be found at So far more than 2100 people have backed the campaign to the tune of $462,452 out of a target of $1,250,000.  

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on July 31 at 2:30pm GMT are:

01.    #fail

02.    #London

03.    #CiteFamososQueCasaria

04.    #EsNaquisimo

05.    #NSA

06.    Spurs

07.    Dawn Approach

08.    SensizCennet BanaCehennemdirGALATASARAY

09.    AKEkip BuradaTakiple?iyor

10.    Spike Lee

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