Real Madrid ready to let top 28-year-old sign for Man United – report

Gareth Bale turned down the chance to have talks with Manchester United in the summer, claim reports

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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: UEFA / Handout

Real Madrid agreed to let Gareth Bale sign for Manchester United at the end of the summer transfer window, but the player himself turned down a move, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that Manchester United were in deadline day talks to sign Bale from the Spanish champions.

The story claims that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane had given the green light to the move, but Bale himself said that he did not want to join the Red Devils.

The same article claims that Jose Mourinho has convinced Manchester United to spend as much as £90m (€100m) on signing the winger this summer, but the move failed to materialise.

The story says that Bale turned down the opportunity to have talks with the Red Devils about a possible move to Old Trafford.

Manchester United were linked with a host of players during the summer transfer window but they got most of their business done early.

The Red Devils wrapped up deals to sign Victor Lindelof, Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic relatively early in the summer transfer window.

Manchester United have won all three of their opening Premier League games to leave them flying high at the top of the Premier League table.

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