Agree, there are so many variables to these deals; news and rumours travel so much farther nowadays. Other clubs are still able to gazump us financially especially as finances have been made public! In fact this is one of Levy's modus operandi; once a fee was agreed between Everton and Newcastle for Sissoko and he deemed it value for money he pounced! If a reasonable fee was agreed with the Chinese clubs with Real for Bale, Levy would definitely have been on the phone to Madrid.Let’s wait until we get something concrete on this. We’ve been here many times before.
You really need to get so many people on side for a deal to happen nowadays.