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Bale up for United switch
Gareth Bale is said to fancy a move to Premier League champions Manchester United. United are ready to offer £60m in an attempt to take him to Old Trafford, and Tottenham last night refused to comment on whether an official bid had been made. Spurs are desperate to keep hold of their star player, and chairman Daniel Levy has made it clear he would reject all advances for the player. But Starsport understands the brilliant winger is interested in a move to the Premier League champions. And that could put him at odds with his club if United step up their bid to land their man. Levy is insistent he does not want to sell a top star again to a Premier League rival, and the Old Trafford giants in particular. He is still smarting over the reaction from fans to the transfer of striker Dimitar Berbatov to United for £30m in 2008.
However, the London Evening Standard claims Tottenham will “ignore any attempt by Manchester United to sign Gareth Bale.” The regional paper also says Real Madrid “have given up the fight until next year, while Spurs are still looking to secure the Wales international on a new deal.”