Manchester United ‘reject move for Gareth Bale’ as Real Madrid try to offload Wales star this summer
- Gareth Bale is not among Manchester United’s transfer targets this summer
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to recruit young players to rebuild the side
- 29-year-old Bale surplus to requirements under Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid
United announced the £17million capture of Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea on Wednesday.
But Bale will not be joining his compatriot at Old Trafford anytime soon despite Real Madrid‘s best efforts to offload the 29-year-old.
Manchester United have reportedly rejected the chance to open talks with Gareth Bale
United have rejected the chance to open talks with the Wales star, according to ESPN FC.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are among a host of top European clubs who have been sounded out over the prospect of signing Bale, the report claims.
The Welshman finds himself surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu following the return of Zinedine Zidane to the managerial hot-seat.
And he faces a battle for first-team football with Madrid quick out of the blocks in the transfer market having already added Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic this month.
The Welshman is surplus to requirements at Real Madrid after the return of Zinedine Zidane
Solskjaer is keen on recruiting young players this summer, like Swansea’s Daniel James
Bale remains under contract until 2022 and is thought to be reluctant to leave.
He has long been a target of executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, who wanted him in 2013, but he no longer fits the profile of player United are looking for.
Solskjaer is keen on recruiting young players as he looks to rebuild the side following a poor 2018-19 season.