The Sun are carrying a story on their back page on Tuesday morning claiming that Manchester United have made two £100m bids to sign Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer.
Manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly been ‘desperate’ to add the flying Welshman to his squad during the current transfer window, but the Spaniards have fought off their advances as new Madrid boss Rafa Benitez believes he is a key component of his new squad.
However, should the story be true, it would mean that Real have rejected the chance to make a profit on the world’s most expensive player that they reportedly paid £85m for two years ago.
Madrid president Florentino Perez knocked back the bids, and the reports even claim that Bale himself “was not interested” in exchanging the Bernabeu for Old Trafford.
The Sun also claim that Real Madrid insiders feel that United purposefully bombarded them with offers for Bale in response to them trying to tie up a deal for goalkeeper David de Gea. United were apparently hoping that it would force them to drive up their offer to £40m for the celebrated shot stopper.
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