Manchester United reportedly made a £100m, €120m bid for Gareth Bale this summer, before his switch out to Real Madrid.
Subsequently, reports in England today suggest that Bale, who moved to Madrid this summer for a fee reported between €90m and €100m, was indeed the subject of a move from United.
It is alleged in more than one publication that a bid from the English champions was tabled for the Welshman and that it was much higher than the amount Madrid paid out.
United reportedly offered Tottenham a figure of £100m, approximately €120m, to try and pick up the attacking winger.
The Daily Mirror suggest that it was enough to prompt Bale to hold late talks with the Premier League side, before eventually moving to the Santiago Bernabeu.