Manchester United are still confident of signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, despite the controversy over the transfer of David De Gea.
Madrid’s deadline day move for De Gea could not be completed in time and both clubs have been locked in a war of words over who is to blame for the transfer not going through.
However, according to The Telegraph, Man United are not worried about a strained relationship with the Spanish club and will still try to bring Bale to Old Trafford.
The Welshman has been the topic of plenty of rumours linking him with United but Madrid have, so far, refused to part company with the player.
Bale scored two goals in his side’s first home match of the season against Sporting Gijon but he is yet to win over the fans at the Santiago Bernabeu, something United may feel they can capitalise on.
Withe De Gea now set to see out his contract in Manchester, Ed Woodward can’t rely on using the goalkeeper as a bargaining tool to sign Bale.
Regardless, United have shown their spending power in the transfer market on numerous occasions over the past two seasons and may be prepared to pay a world-record fee to bring the 26-year-old back to the Premier League.
The summer transfer window is over but you didn’t really expect the rumours to stop did you? They never stop.