MANCHESTER United are pressing ahead with their summer transfer targets and it appears that Gareth Bale is not among them.
United on Wednesday announced the £17million capture of Welsh winger, Daniel James from Swansea.
But Bale will not be joining his compatriot at Old Trafford anytime soon despite Real Madrid’s best efforts to offload the 29-year-old.
United have rejected the chance to open talks with the Wales star, according to ESPN FC.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are among a host of top European clubs who have been sounded out over the prospect of signing Bale, the report claims.
The Welshman finds himself surplus to requirements at the Bernabeu following the return of Zinedine Zidane to the managerial hot-seat.
And he faces a battle for first-team football with Madrid quick out of the blocks in the transfer market, having already added Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic this month.
Bale remains under contract until 2022 and is thought to be reluctant to leave.
He has long been a target of executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, who wanted him in 2013, but he no longer fits the profile of player United are looking for.
Solskjaer is keen on recruiting young players as he looks to rebuild the side following a poor 2018-19 season.