The Premier League champions could dramatically win the race for the Welsh Wing wizard…
Manchester United could overtake Real Madrid in the race to sign Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale, reports the Independent.
Although they are yet to submit a formal bid for the 24-year-old Premier League Player of the Year, new manager David Moyes is keen to snap up a marquee signing before the end of August. United have so far missed out on centre-midfielders Thiago and Cesc Fabregas, but a move for Bale would blow any other summer transfers out of the water.
Real Madrid have already submitted a world-record £85m bid for the flyer, but Tottenham are seemingly unwilling to do business with them as they have been disappointed and angered by the La Liga club’s aggressive pursuit of their contracted player. Real Madrid did the same last summer with Spurs midfielder Luka Modric, and it could be the case that Tottenham are actually more willing to sell to United than Madrid because of their poor conduct.
The Red Devils would still be expected to pay an enormous fee for Bale however, and it is unclear whether the board will allow such extravagant spending. Previous big-money deals between the clubs for Michael Carrick and Dimitar Berbatov could smooth any potential deal this time around.
Away from the Bale deal, Moyes has promised fans that first-team improvements are imminent.
“We’re moving forward [to making signings]. Every day you get closer – and so does the deadline – but if we have to I am happy to go with what we have. We have a lot of good, young English players,” said the Scottish boss.