Manchester Untied were jolted by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy after the Premier League leaders approached him regarding the availability of star player Gareth Bale. According to the Express, Tottenham have slapped a £70 million price-tag on the winger amid interest from United.
Reports suggest that outgoing United chief executive David Gill held talks with Levy over a potential move for the Welsh wizard in the summer but the Red Devils will be forced to reconsider their interest after the Tottenham chairman’s valuation of the player.
Bale has been in scintillating form this season and has already scored 21 goals in all competitions, including 16 in the league. The Spurs winger has been linked with a move abroad, with Real Madrid leading Barcelona and Bayern Munich in the race for the player.
The Spanish champions have reportedly prepared a £50 million bid for a summer move but United are looking to rival Los Blancos for the player. Tottenham are desperate to keep hold of their star player and are willing to double his wages in a new 5-year deal as they attempt to ward off interest from potential suitors.
However, Tottenham could convince Bale to stay on at White Hart Lane should they qualify for the Champions League next season, which looks more likely with each passing game as the north London club sit comfortably in 3rd place, 2 points clear of 4th placed Chelsea.