Old Trafford side fear being priced out of move for Welsh winger.
Manchester United have been stunned after Tottenham informed them they would need to make a bid in the region of £70 million to land the player’s signature according to Goal.com.
The Welsh winger has been in scintillating form at White Hart Lane this season and has been attracting the interest of a number of top European sides.
The likes of PSG, Barcelona and Real Madrid have all been linked with the player in recent months but Tottenham are keen to retain the player’s services and are refusing to let him leave unless a staggering bid comes in.
Manchester United chief executive David Gill reportedly made contact with the London club to ascertain exactly how much Tottenham are looking for and were shocked to discover Spurs demanding a near world record fee for the player.
If Bale is to leave this summer, Tottenham would prefer the player did not remain the Premier League and are intending to charge a premium should an English side seek to acquire his services.
Spurs have reportedly offered Bale a new contract in the region of £150,000 a week in the hopes of persuading the player to stay for one more season, and sources close to the player are suggesting he will sign should the club qualify for the Champions League.