Real Madrid open to negotiating with Manchester United over Gareth Bale – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Real Madrid are open to negotiating with Manchester United over a possible Gareth Bale transfer this summer, according to the Independent.

They are allegedly looking to free up funds and place in their squad to make a potential move for the likes of Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe or Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

Real president Florentino Perez is a massive fan of Bale as he pushed for the then world-record £86m signing from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013, however, he has fallen behind Spanish playmaker Isco and it’s resulted in the discussion about Zinedine Zidane’s team being better without him.

Speculation has since increased as many believe Bale could be the high-profile player to leave this summer.

Miguel Delaney claims sources in Spain and Manchester have said that Real are willing to listen to offers from United as the subject has already been opened between the two clubs.

Since Man United’s move for Antoine Griezmann fell through as their current transfer bans stretches until January 2018 and the Frenchman understands Diego Simeone would not be able to replace him.

Bale won’t be cheap as Real would still insist on a fee of around £100m and a situation is expected to be reached on their pursuit of David de Gea.

However, he’d be a brilliant addition at Old Trafford and with the funds for the Griezmann deal now available to spend, it could be put to good use.

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