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Harry Redknapp has issued a statement to Manchester United and any other potential suitors – “Gareth Bale is not for sale.”

Bale has been in phenomenal form since regaining his place in the side and it’s only natural that other sides have been showing interest.

Manchester United were linked with Bale whilst he was at Southampton and have reportedly reignited their interest after a string of fine performances.

Redknapp has been equally impressed with the Welshman lately and has issued a hands-off warning to Manchester United.

“We are looking to build a team here. We wouldn’t be looking to sell players like him. He’s the future of the football club.

“You’ve got to keep your best young players here. He’s part of that.

“Someone’s always got to link someone with somewhere. There’s no chance of it. I don’t make those decisions, but I know the chairman would not want to be selling him.

“We’re a club that is looking to build a new stadium, a new training ground. We’re a club that wants to go upwards and forwards. We’re not into selling a player like Gareth Bale, that’s for sure.

“His game has gone up so many levels this season. He’s got stronger, he’s a fantastic athlete, great ability. He can do everything.

“He’s got the ability to run all day. He’s grown up. He’s still only a boy, but physically he has got stronger this last year and he’s looking as good as any left-sided player in the country.

“The ability to run like he does is amazing. He runs 60 yards, recovers, runs 60 yards again, recovers, runs 60 yards, he just doesn’t stop.

“When you are playing against him it must be very difficult because he just keeps going at you and going at you. Eventually, unless you are very fit, you are not going to run with him for 90 minutes.”

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