Last updated : 14 January 2007 By Ed

Sunday Mirror:

Manchester Unitedhave won the battle to sign Southampton's highly rated teenage star Gareth Bale.

The 17-year-old full-back (right) will not be leaving the Championship side in this transfer window, after United agreed to pay £8m in the summer and loan him back to the club next season.

Saints were forced to do business after Bale refused to sign a new contract at the club.