Man United could miss out on Gareth Bale as contract detail gives Spurs first refusal

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Manchester United may have been dealt a huge blow in their interest in Gareth Bale after it was revealed that former club Tottenham have first refusal on his future when the time comes for him to leave Real Madrid, according to The Sun.

Details over Bale’s £86million deal to join Real in 2013 were leaked this week, and the report claims that Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will have a 72 hour window in which to act and have a say in where he ends up if the Spaniards decide to sell him back to the Premier League.

This clause is active until 2019, and could prove to be a huge roadblock in United’s attempts to bring the Wales international to Old Trafford.

Both Chelsea and Manchester City have previously been linked with his signature too, but like United, their transfer plans may come into doubt.

Coach Zinedine Zidane has recently thrown the 26-year-old’s future into doubt by declaring his interest in Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

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