A second club has entered the bidding for Tottenham star Gareth Bale, according to Sky Sports.
Reports overnight suggested that an £86m deal had been struck to sell Bale to Real Madrid. But Spurs sources have denied that is the case and claim that a second bidder has now put in an offer for the Welsh winger.
The rumour mill has that club as Manchester United, with unconfirmed reports that they have made an offer of £60m plus Wayne Rooney.
The only other serious contenders for Bale’s signature would be Paris St Germain, Monaco, Manchester City and Chelsea.
There is also a school of thought that suggests that a fictional second club willing to meet Spurs’ demands would be quite handy for chairman Daniel Levy.
It seems unlikely that Levy would favour selling Bale to a Premier League rival above shipping the 24-year-old overseas.
Sky Sports is reporting that Bale is returning to the UK from Spain today. He has been staying in Marbella.