Van Gaal quiet on rumoured Man Utd Bale bid

Following growing reports that Manchester United are planning a record breaking swoop for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale in January, manager Louis van Gaal has refused to answer questions on the matter according to Sky Sports.

Bale only moved to the Bernabeu at the beginning of the last season culminating with the Welshman scoring a vital second goal on their way to winning their record tenth Champions League crown.

He has struggled for fitness this season and subsequently lost his place in the Madrid side – with speculation mounting ever since that Carlo Ancelotti may be prepared to let the winger go.

A number of newspapers have claimed that Bale will be the subject of a staggering £90m bid from the Old Trafford club but that is something Van Gaal is not prepared to discuss with the media.

The Dutchman said: “I discuss that with my CEO (Ed Woodward) and not with anyone of the media.”

It remains to be seen whether such a bid will be made – especially after the player’s representatives moved to distance their man from the speculation.

Members of the 25-year-old’s party have claimed the numerous reports to be “irresponsible journalism”.

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