The summer long saga that is the future of Gareth Bale looks set to take another twist with sources close to SqueakyBumTime.com suggesting that Manchester United are ready to offer £70 million and two players to land the Welshman.
Bale had appeared to be on his way to Spain with Real Madrid believed to be ready to smash the world record for a transfer to bring the 24 year old to La Liga.
However recent comments from Real president Fiorentina Perez suggest that the club are having cold feet with the size of the transfer fee, believed to be in excess of £100 million.
Talking with ESPN Deportes TV Perez said”We talk with lots of people and we will see what happens in all our negotiations, with this player [Bale] and with others,”
“We do not usually talk about other players out of respect to the player, the club and the president, with whom I made a good friendship last season during the signing of Luka Modric.
“If I do not talk about names, I do not talk about money. [But] €100 million seems a lot to me, a lot for everything. I do not talk about players nor money because I should not and cannot, out of respect.”
Real’s failure to close out a deal now looks set to cost their top target with Tottenham growing frustrated with negotiations leaving Manchester United ready to pounce.
United have yet to make their mark on the transfer market this summer despite being linked with a host of top stars but with three weeks remaining they could be about to send out a real statement of intent with the stunning capture of Bale. The player has privately declared an interest in moving North and would be open to a move.
That dream could become a reality with reports suggesting that Red Devils boss David Moyes is preparing a bid that would see Portuguese winger Nani and Mexican star Javier Hernandez plus £70 million move to White Hart Lane.
That offer would placate Spurs requirement of breaking the world record and would also give the big spending club experienced and quality reinforcements for their squad.
Nani and Hernandez are not guaranteed regular starts at Old Trafford and have been linked with moves away from Manchester. The capture of Nani would give Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas options on the left flank that Bale currently patrols while Hernandez has the potential to form an exciting partnership with new signing Roberto Soldado.