Manchester United’s ongoing argument with Real Madrid over star goalkeeper David de Gea’s failed transfer is set to end any chances of the Red Devils ever signing Gareth Bale, according to reports from the Daily Star.
De Gea was heavily linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu during the summer, and although there were disagreements over the fee, both sides seemed to have agreed on a £29million transfer before deadline day.
However, the move failed due to paperwork not being submitted to the Spanish Football Association in time, and the United and Real board are both pointing blame at each other.
This means that United will at least keep De Gea for another season, but it may hurt them in the long run in their chase for former Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, who signed for the La Liga giants for £85.3million.
It looks as if Real president Florentino Perez is unwilling to do business with Man United again, and will attempt to sign De Gea for free when his contract expires next summer.