Manchester United have dropped their interest in signing former Tottenham star Gareth Bale from Real Madrid, according to Sky Sports.
The Red Devils were linked with Bale in the summer of 2013 when the Welshman decided to leave Spurs for Madrid in an £86 million deal.
In just about every transfer window since then, Bale’s name has come up when the subject of Manchester United targets is spoken about.
And over the last couple of years, Spurs have been tipped to complete a reunion with Bale, who has fallen out of favour in the Spanish capital.
Madrid have spent close to £300 million already in the current transfer window, meaning they may need to sell the likes of Bale and James Rodriguez to avoid Financial Fair Play breaches.
But Sky Sports claims Manchester United no longer want to sign Bale because of the 29-year-old’s age and salary demands.
If Tottenham do hold an interest in Bale, United have given the Londoners a chance to swoop for the former fan favourite.
However, there is a good chance Spurs will also be put off due to the same reasons as United. Indeed, Bale may end up staying at the Bernabeu.
And if Tottenham have any sort of sell-on clause from when they sold Bale to Madrid, they might have to wait a little longer to cash it in.