United have tried to sign the 31-year-old repeatedly in the past, with Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Jose Mourinho all giving it a good go throughout their respective spells at the Old Trafford helm.
But while United admire Bale, he now looks set to return to Tottenham instead. Daniel Levy is ‘obsessed’ with the prospect of re-signing the superstar, who departed the capital back in the summer transfer window of 2013.
To make matters worse, the Real Madrid star’s agent has confirmed he prefers a move back to Spurs than any other interested party.
Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport: “Gareth still loves Spurs. We are talking [Spurs, Real and Bale’s camp]. It’s where he wants to be.”
United have other Sancho alternatives on their radar, too.
But, out of the other players currently being eyed at the current moment in time, Juventus star Costa seems the most likely to sign on the dotted line.
United have interest in Ivan Perisic, despite Ed Woodward refusing to sign the Croatia international for Mourinho in 2017 because he wasn’t marketable enough. Alexis Sanchez then arrived mere months later.