Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, Metro have a claim that has us looking up from our game of darts with interest as they note that Manchester United could well be the other club to come in for Gareth Bale this transfer window.
It had been thought that the Welshman was on his way to Real Madrid in a world breaking transfer, yet now the media do not seem so sure after news of another club considering a bid emerged.
As one of our punters quipped yesterday, having considered just who the club in question could be, there was only really one answer and that was Manchester United.
The current champions of England had been previously linked with Bale and now it seems that they may be willing to reignite their chase just as Real Madrid thought they had landed the former Southampton man.
David Moyes was asked about the potential move for Bale and noted: “Manchester United are always looking at the best players and we’re always trying to improve the team. I can’t give you any more.”
Quite if Moyes is being coy just to play mind games remains to be seen, yet United have not bought anyone of note this summer and certainly have money to spend.