Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Will Mourinho Be Tempted to Launch a New Bid for Bale?

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Will Mourinho Be Tempted to Launch a New Bid for Bale?

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EURO 2016 leading scorer Gareth Bale has a huge admirer in Jose Mourinho and the new United boss has already attempted to buy him at least once.

Mourinho has hailed Wales' big hit in France as a match winner.

The Reds have been linked with Real Madrid's Bale, who'll be 27 next month, but his stock is rising all the time.

When Mourinho returned to Chelsea from Real Madrid in 2013, Spurs were attempting to hang onto Bale and demanding a world record fee if he were to leave White Hart Lane.

United's new manager admitted he was worth every penny and revealed at the time he wanted him when he was boss at the Bernabeu.

"He is fantastic. He has this quality that has made the difference when the team was not able to make the difference," said Jose about Bale at Spurs.

"When I listen and read some numbers I think this kid will be worth every pound people are speaking about. …

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