United boss declines to comment on rumour of late Bale bid.
Manchester United manager David Moyes has declined to comment on the rumour that the club made a late £125m bid to Tottenham for Gareth Bale before he joined Real Madrid, according to BT Sport.
United were also thought to be keen on the talented Welsh winger this summer, though Real Madrid always seemed the favourites to land the 24-year-old, who eventually moved to the Bernabeu for a world-record fee of £85m.
With Spurs keen not to sell to a Premier League rival, it would surely have taken an offer of mammoth proportions to convince them to let him go to Old Trafford, but Moyes would not be drawn on discussing whether or not a bid was actually made.
When quizzed on the matter, Moyes’ response was simply: “I have said many times we are always bidding for the best players.”
These questions came after Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti claimed that another team had made a bigger bid for Bale than his team eventually signed him for, though he did not explicitly say that it was the Premier League champions who were the team in question.
The signing of Bale would have been a sensational deal for United, who had a disappointing summer in the transfer market as they missed out on a number of their top targets.