Gareth Bale to Manchester United: Louis van Gaal 'can't discuss' move for Real Madrid star

Dutch coach says he will 'discuss it with his CEO, not with the media'

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Louis van Gaal refused to talk about a possible bid for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale at a press conference.

Reports in Spain have linked Manchester United with a stunning £120million move for the Welshman, but the Dutch coach refused to be drawn on whether the speculation had any substance.

"I cannot discuss that with you," Van Gaal said when asked about Bale, who scored in the Club World Cup final earlier this week.

"I discuss that with my CEO and not with anyone of the media."

Bale has been in Spain for just over a year and despite winning the Champions League, Copa Del Rey and Club World Cup - scoring in all three finals - reports in Spain say he is unhappy at the club.

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