United now weighing up Bale bid
REAL MADRID'S interest in Gareth Bale appears to be cooling after head coach Carlo Ancelotti told club president Florentino Perez that he did not consider the Tottenham player integral to his plans.
Real's position could prompt Manchester United to formalise their interest in Bale, yesterday ruled out of the friendly against the Republic of Ireland.
United manager David Moyes admires Bale, but the club remain wary of making an offer because of concerns over Tottenham's readiness to sell and the lack of encouragement from the player that he would consider a move to Old Trafford.
Real supporters have questioned the wisdom of paying more than £60million for Bale, although Spurs reportedly want a £105million transfer fee.