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Transfer Balls: Manchester United target Gareth Bale and Andre Villas-Boas head to Barcelona (so they say)

by | 20th, July 2013

THE Daily Bale a look at the Tottenham Hotspur star in the news media. We last featured Bale on July 14, when the Sun said Gareth Bale was off to Manchester united for a fee in excess of £75 million . This followed news that any move to Real Madrid this season was dead.

Now read on…

July 20

Marca leads with news that Los Blancos are in the process of raising funds to buy Bale. But there’s no need to bother. The Daily Star has news:

“EXCLUSIVE: Gareth Bale wants to join Manchester United”

Will they get him?

United are ready to offer £60m in an attempt to take him to Old Trafford, and Tottenham last night refused to comment on whether an official bid had been made.

The Daily Mirror says the bid has been made.

We have been told that United have an “unlimited budget for players.

Of course, new Spurs singing Paulinho has told us Bale is going nowhere. That’s Bale, the star whose worth this summer has been pitched at  £100m , £85m , £80m £70m , and  £50m . Indeed, one paper told us that £100m was not enough to buy Bale.

But United have unlimited money, so here’s the bid for, erm, £60m.

Also telling us that Bale was a Spurs player for the season ahead was Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas. He s aid :

“The chairman said that we are not open to offers, whatever they are, and that the player will stay.”

But then he added:

“In football anything can happen, but these are the guarantees given to me.”

The Express says Daniel Levy, the Spurs chairman, ” is reported ready to double Bale’s wages to £150,000-a-week in a bid to keep him happy at White Hart Lane”.

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