Sunday rumour: Man Utd back in for Bale


Another Sunday and another Gareth Bale rumour. Today sees the Sunday Express claim that new Manchester United boss David Moyes is keen on signing the Spurs star.

According to the report, Moyes, who does not officially take up the managerial reigns at Old Trafford until July 1st has had the green light to break the club’s transfer record which currently stands at the £30.75million they paid us for Dimitar Berbatov.

It seems unlikely that the Glazers would sanction a bid of over £85million to try and persuade Daniel Levy to part with Bale. The Express believe that United “sources” are confident they could actually land Bale for nearer £60million which seems ludicrous when Real Madrid have already hinted that they would break the world transfer record in order to sign the player.

Andre Villas-Boas has already been quoted as saying that he has had assurances that Bale will not be sold this summer. We’ll file this one under another silly Sunday rumour and we’ll all have to put up with it until after the transfer window “slams shut” on Monday September 2nd.

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  1. Is it not amazing that a mighty club like Manchester United can always deem to call the shots in terms of their pursuit of superstar players, yet, they adopt a hard-line stance when it comes to their own superstars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, garnering in 85 million pounds for his transfer to Real Madrid? Guess what folks? The playing fields are now level because I will bet my house on the fact that Daniel Levy will tell Man Utd to go do one regards their derisory bid of 60 million pounds. "Come back with 100 million pounds and we will start negotiations then."

  2. Bale is a good talent but MANUTD are not interested and no one will overpay on Bale, he is not worth 60m let alone 85m – fair value on Bale is 40m at best. Once again, United are not interested.

  3. Manure not interested in one of the best players in the World today? Giggs, Scholes, Ferdinad about to get their bus passes hehehe. Rooney wants to leave. But Man U do seem to win the league on a regular basis.

    Bring on 2013/14 season I can't wait.

  4. There is no need to spend such money on 1player while we need to renforce our midfeld pls get thiago ,nicolas gaitan,ezekiel garay.

  5. Look, Man Utd have been trolling with a juicy fat worm– Rooney —hoping Spurs will rise of their own accord to the bait, rather than trying the dodgy behaviour and publicity of previous signings such as Berbatov. On paper it looks good –Spurs need a striker and Utd need fresh blood. But the reality is Rooney is not World class, he failed to develop from the most promising young English player since Gazza thanks to Ferguson, and has yet to really perform in a "money" game for his country.
    So Spurs avoid the bait–it is a illusion like all baits.

  6. When it all breaks down it depends on Bale himself, if he says I'm not interested in moving to Real Madrid or Manchester United, then Levy has no problem, But if Bale says i am determined to go to Man United or run down my contract, Levy has no option but to negotiate a deal, that will see his valuation of 100 pounds ludicrous.


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