Real Madrid tell Man Utd that they will NOT sell Bale
Real Madrid officials have reiterated their stance that they will not sell Gareth Bale for any price, despite widespread reports in the UK and Spain in recent days suggesting Manchester United want to sign the Welshman.
The Sunday World (below), Sky Sports and several newspapers in England and Spain have been told by United insiders that Bale remains manager Louis van Gaal's top target, yet the prospects of luring him away from the Spanish capital ahead of next Monday's transfer deadline seem remote.
After another weekend of speculation suggesting United are preparing a world record breaking bid of £100m for the former Tottenham forward, Madrid officials have let it be known once again that they will not consider selling the player.
In a summer when United have failed to sign some of their top targets, the prospect of turning their attentions to the player they made offers for back in June may have appealed to Old Trafford chiefs.
Yet it seems that no money can buy Bale in this transfer window, with the player also confirming he is happy to stay in Spain despite being jeered by Real Madrid fans last season.
If this is the end of the Bale to Manchester United rumours for this transfers window, don't be surprised to see the stories appear yet again when the transfer scramble re-opens in January and once more next summer.
Meanwhile, Sky Germany are reporting that United will submit a final €80m bid to sign Bayern Munich's Thomas Muller this week, but that again seems doomed to failure as the German giants have repeatedly stated they will not sell one of their star men.