Manchester United reject Bale negotiations with Real Madrid
- The Red Devils declined the chance to talk to Blancos about the possibility of landing Gareth Bale.
- They have missed out on the Welsh striker twice.
- A move for Pogba may also prove to be rather complicated now.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems intent on adding another striker to United's roster, having already landed Dan James from Swansea.
They don't plan to go for Gareth Bale though, despite missing out on the Welsh striker twice already - back in 2007 when he chose Tottenham over Spurs and in 2013 when Gareth left White Hart Lane for Real Madrid.
To top it all off, the 29-year-old was also on Jose Mourinho's wanted list in 2017.
Gareth had long been on executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward's 'to buy' list too but now it seems he no longer fits into United's transfer strategy this transfer window, as the Red Devils target young players with potential rather than ageing stars.
Bale, who has a contract at Real Madrid until 2022 will understandably want to see it out with his giant wages at around £600,000-a-week but is likely to face tough competition from the likes of Eden Hazard from Chelsea and Luka Jovic from Eintracht.
Sources have told ESPN FC Real Madrid want to finalize Pogba deal but Ed Woodward's refusal to enter the talks for Bale may be viewed as a big blow for Blancos' hopes of landing the France midfielder.