Man United's transfer red alert on Sunday World back page

Sunday World back page
Sunday World back page

Manchester United believe they can finally prise Gareth Bale out of Real Madrid this summer, as a transfer skirmish between two of Europe's super clubs threatens to boil over.

This week's Sunday World back page exclusive suggests United will turn their attentions to signing Bale after Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann rejected the chance to join the Old Trafford club earlier this week.

In what will be seen as an escalation in the publicity battle between United and Real Madrid, the suggestion that they are gunning for Bale is a follow up to the rumours that have bemused Real Madrid officials in recent days.

Claims that the Spanish giants lodged a £60m bid to sign United keeper David De Gea this week have been denied by the newly recrowned Champions League kings, with Old Trafford chiefs now stirring the ill-feeling between the clubs by claiming they can snare Bale from the Bernabeu this summer.

The full story on United's pursuit of Bale is included in a packed Sunday World sport, with our very special Celtic pull-out a collectors item for all fans of the Scottish champions after their unbeaten season of dominance in Scotland.

Steve McManaman and Rio Ferdinand tell us why the Premier League clubs are still a long way behind Europe's elite clubs, with Kevin Palmer confirming as much in his match report direct from the Champions League final in Cardiff.

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