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Venables can see Man Utd buying Bale for Moyes

Former Tottenham boss Terry Venables can see Manchester United moving for Gareth Bale to boost David Moyes' prospects next season.

El Tel wrote in The Sun: "I know he will be eager to make his mark, but he must not change for change's sake. He must only bring in the best.

"I can see him going back to Goodison Park for Leighton Baines and Marouane Fellaini, two players who would undoubtedly enhance United's defence and midfield.

"A striker like Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski should also be on the radar. And while Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Manchester from Real Madrid, I think we could get an indication of Moyes' clout and ambition if Tottenham fail to finish in the top four this season.

"You suspect that would leave Spurs vulnerable to bids for Gareth Bale.

"Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are all said to be interested in signing the double Player of the Year, so why shouldn't United be interested as well?

"You get the feeling Bale needs and wants to be play in the Champions League next season to maintain his progression and stimulation.

"In an ideal world I am sure he would rather do it with Tottenham. But if Andre Villas-Boas' men miss out, their star man may have to look elsewhere."

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