RUMOURS: Man United turmoil turns Bale off transfer

A sensational £100 million move to Old Trafford has been put in jeopardy by the uncertainty that surrounds the club and manager Louis van Gaal, causing the star to rethink

Manchester United's dream of bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League is growing evermore distant, according to The Independent.

The newspaper asserts that a mooted £100 million deal that would shatter the transfer world record that Real Madrid paid to sign him from Tottenham is now unlikely to go ahead, despite the Welshman reportedly giving the matter some serious thought last summer.

The chaotic atmosphere at Old Trafford, with uncertainty surrounding Louis van Gaal's future and the prospect of Champions League football next season in jeopardy, has discouraged Bale from moving to United, and he would need guarantees that stability will be restored before he would be willing to return to England.