EXCLUSIVE | By Editor
Manchester United have made a staggering £120million bid for Gareth Bale, Football Insider sources understand.
But Real Madrid have no intention of listening to offers for their record signing this summer.
Football Insider has learned that United made the astonishing £120million bid earlier in the transfer window after Louis van Gaal identified Bale as a player who could electrify Old Trafford.
But the Wales star has not pushed for a transfer and Real do not want to cash in on one of their prize assets.
United are not expected to be successful in their pursuit of Bale, after agreeing to sell Angel Di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain for an initial £45million.
The Spanish giants signed Bale from Tottenham for a world-record £86million in the summer of 2013 and he responded with an outstanding debut season in the capital, culminating in him scoring in the Champions League final.
Bale’s second campaign was less successful and his form came under huge scrutiny from both supporters and the Spanish media in the final months of 2014-15.
But the Welshman wants to remain at the Bernabeu and prove himself at arguably Europe’s most demanding club.
The attacking midfielder has four years remaining on the six-year contract he signed in 2013 and Real continue to regard the 26-year-old as a key figure in their plans.