Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to deny the link to Gareth Bale in his press conference prior to the Newcastle United clash today.
Reports emerged from Spain last night that the Old Trafford club were preparing a huge €153 million (£120m) transfer bid for the Welsh wing wizard.
As a result, journalists chose to ask Van Gaal whether there was any truth in the rumours, and whether a bid would be forthcoming in the future.
Van Gaal refused to comment on the speculation, and admitted that he has been having discussions with his CEO over the deal, suggesting that there may be more in the story than previously suggested.
He said: “I can’t discuss [Bale] with you. I discuss that with my CEO and no one from the media.”
Man Utd have been on a good run recently, pushing them back into title contention.
They drew 1-1 with Aston Villa at the weekend though.
Real Madrid and Bale recently captured the Club World Cup, his third trophy since his move to Spain from Spurs last summer.