Manchester United finally give up on the idea of signing Gareth Bale

Manchester United have ended their interest in signing Real Madrid star Gareth Bale.

Bale’s future at the Spanish giants is uncertain after Zinedine Zidane’s return to the Bernabeu, with the Welshman being told he is not part of Zidane’s plans and will be allowed to leave the club this summer.

United were first interested in signing Bale in 2013, prior to his switch to Spain, and United chief Ed Woodward has held a long-standing interest in bringing the 29-year-old to Old Trafford.

According to the Evening Standard, United will, however, reject talks over a loan deal for the former Tottenham star, with Woodward ready to back Solskjaer’s policy of adding a young British core to his squad this summer.

Swansea City winger Daniel James became United’s first signing of the transfer window, whilst the club are also believed to be interested in Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Leicester defender Harry Maguire.

Solskjaer’s insistence on signing emerging talent will end Bale’s hopes of a move to Old Trafford, with the winger facing an uncertain future.

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