Date: 19th July 2013 at 4:32am
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Bale

Gareth Bale is ready to join Dimitar Berbatov and Michael Carrick and draw the ire of Tottenham fans by swapping White Hart Lane for Old Trafford.

The Daily Star are reporting the Welsh star is open to a move to Old Tafford, having learned of United’s interest.

United are said to be ready to pay Tottenham a whopping £60m to appease Daniel Levy and make the transfer a reality, following some bad blood between the two clubs following United’s acquisitions of Carrick in 2006 and Berbatov in 2008.

Levy has been reluctant to do business with United ever since and firmly opposed any move United made for midfielder Luka Modric last summer, instead selling the Croatian to Real Madrid.

But Levy will be hard pressed to reject a bid of £60m from United especially if Bale wants to leave. The Star claim

“(Bale) is attracted by the prospect of joining United now, giving him Champions League football, which he won’t have for a second season in a row with Spurs.”

Former Tottenham favourite Glenn Hoddle advised Bale to avoid Real Madrid and instead head for Manchester but Levy is said to be ready to offer Bale £150k a week to keep him at White Hart Lane, a fee United will have to top if they want to make him the marquee signing they seek this summer.