United hope that they can persuade Bale to leave White Hart Lane for Old Trafford.
Tottenham officials have warned Manchester United that they are wasting their time in trying to sign winger Gareth Bale, with the player not available for any price, the Daily Mirror reports.
Reports on Thursday suggested United vice chairman Ed Woodward had flown home from the clubs pre season tour to submit a bid of £60 million to Tottenham for Gareth Bale.
Although United are confident that they could do business with Spurs, officials at White Hart Lane are insisting that chairman Daniel Levy is not interested in selling his star player and won’t even contemplate accepting a world record £85 million offer for the Welshman.
Real Madrid were heavily linked with a move for Bale earlier in the transfer window but Spurs stance put them off making a formal bid and they have since moved onto other targets.
Levy will also refuse to do business with United, who he has had to deal with several times in the past few years, most notably with the sale of Dimitar Berbatov.
Spurs believe that Bale has no real desire to leave White Hart Lane but United will continue to monitor the situation and see whether they can change the Welshman’s mind.