Gareth Bale has been ordered back to Tottenham with his move to Real Madrid on the brink of collapse. The Mirror says furious Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy stepped in and stalled the £86million deal in protest at what he believes to be the "arrogance" of buying club Real Madrid.
Bale was expecting to seal his dream move to the Bernabeu on Tuesday.
But instead of being presented to the world's media in Madrid, he is now being made to sweat.
Tottenham also claim to have received a counter-bid from a mystery rival but Bale, who scored 26 goals for Spurs last season, still expects to sign for Real.
"No," said the Scot when asked if United had joined the race for Bale, before adding: "I have just said Manchester United are always interested in the best players.
"The board and myself would always be looking to sign who we think are the best players, whoever they are."
The latest twist comes after the north Londoners reacted angrily to the Spaniards briefing the media on a timetable for presenting the star and the construction of a stage at the Bernabeu to parade him on.
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