WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

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Papers: £60m for Bale?

18/07/2013 09:41

The Mirror's Oliver Holt writes...

United launch £60m Gareth Bale raid on Spurs
Manchester United are making a massive £60million bid for Gareth Bale. Barclays Premier League champions United want Tottenham star Bale to be the first major signing of new manager David Moyes' reign. The move for the Welshman is thought to be one of the reasons why United's vice chairman Ed Woodward is returning early from their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia. Spurs are desperate not to lose Bale, last year’s Footballer of the Year, and have so far resisted United’s approach. There is also continuing speculation about a mega-bid to bring former favourite Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Real Madrid. But the attempt to prise Bale away from Tottenham is top of the agenda, and United are prepared to smash their £30.8m transfer record to get him.

The Daily Star again links United with a potential move for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas.

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