Old Trafford side set their sights on White Hart Lane’s prized asset.
Man United are ready to turn their attention to Tottenham attacker Gareth Bale if they fail to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford according to the Daily Star.
David Moyes is said to be keen on bringing in the Welsh international, who scored 25 goals in all competitions last term, and this source claims that a bid of £80m would be next to impossible for White Hart Lane chairman Daniel Levy to turn down.
Real Madrid have been pursuing Bale for some months and Carlo Anclelotti may well be more likely to stump up a big fee for the Tottenham man if the Bernabeu side were to consider offers for Cristiano Ronaldo, who has steadfastly refused to enter contract talks with the Spanish giants.
Man United may feel that they need a major summer signing in order to issue something of a statement of intent to their Premier League rivals who could feel that post Sir Alex Ferguson the Old Trafford side could struggle to retain their spot as the English top tier’s undisputed kings.
The chance to follow in the footsteps of boyhood hero Ryan Giggs could well be one Bale finds hard to turn down, as well as a move to Man United also securing regular Champions League football and a genuine push for major honours, two achievements the former Southampton man may feel he will struggle to reach whilst at Tottenham.