Manchester United transfer news: United 'still confident' of signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid despite David De Gea failure

The two clubs are currently at war over De Gea deal

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Manchester United remain confident of signing Gareth Bale from Real Madrid next summer, despite the two clubs currently being at war over the failed transfer of David De Gea, according to reports.

The Telegraph have reported that United do not believe that the failed transfer has damaged their chances of landing the Welshman, who moved to Real from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record £86m in 2013.

The report adds that United insist that they will not sell De Gea to Real in January, meaning that De Gea can finally secure his move to the La Liga giants for free next summer, when his United contract expires.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper's move to Real collpased on deadline day.

De Gea looked set for a return to Spain after the two clubs agreed a £29m deal that included Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas, only for a delay in the contractual negotiations to end any hopes of the deal being completed.

David De Gea arrives at Spain's training camp last week

Real initially released a 10-point statement to explain why in their eyes United were to blame for the collapse. The Premier League returned fire with a 10-point statement of their own, in which they laid the blame firmly at the feet of the 10-time Champions League winners.


United made an inquiry for Bale at the start of the summer, but were told he was not for sale. Manager Louis van Gaal remains interested.


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