Are Manchester United entering race for Gareth Bale?

Aug 12, 2013, 22:27 IST | Agencies

With the prospect of Real Madrid deal receding, Tottenham Hotspurs striker could move to Manchester United. United is likely to offer Tottenham Javier Hernandez in a player-plus-cash deal for the Welshman.

English Premier League Champions Manchester United may be also in the race to acquire Spurs striker Gareth Bale along with Real Madrid, as Tottenham is seemingly more receptive to the English Champions, after being frustrated by negotiations with the Spanish side. 

According to British broadsheet The Independent, Manchester United have not yet made a firm offer for Bale. But as the transfer window enters its last three weeks and at a time when Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is beginning to doubt whether the Spaniards actually possess the funds, they may re-enter the race for the striker.

Gareth Bale
Will Gareth Bale move to Manchester United?

According to media reports, United are set to move in on Real's territory with the offer of a swap deal involving striker Javier Hernandez.

The impediments to United securing Bale include Spurs' valuation, which is believed to be around 110 million pounds, the report said.

With United expected to make a joint 35 million pounds bid to Everton for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini this week, Moyes, was quoted by the newspaper, as saying: "We're moving forward [to making signings]. Every day you get closer – and so does the [transfer] deadline – but if we have to I am happy to go with what we have. We have a lot of good, young English players."

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