The Sunday Mirror says United will test Tottenham’s resolve to keep Bale.
And United believe 23-year-old Bale would favour a switch to Old Trafford over a move to Real Madrid if Spurs can be persuaded to sell.
Spurs manager Andre Villas-Boas claims he has received assurances Bale will not be sold, regardless of whether they qualify for the Champions League.
But United’s interest could prove to be a game changer if Spurs miss out on a top-four finish.
United are prepared to sweeten their bid by offering Spurs the likes of Anderson and Nani – two players Villas-Boas is known to admire.
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