— Man Utd are lining up a world record £100m bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale
|Man Utd are reported to be optimistic about signing Gareth Bale|
The Manchester Evening News reports that Man Utd are lining up a world record £100m bid for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale after cooling their interest in Antoine Griezmann.
It is understood that the club are optimistic of getting the deal over the line, with Los Blancos’ reported interest in David de Gea a potential point of leverage.
On the subject of the goalkeeper, the Mail on Sunday says that Real Madrid have been waiting to launch their bid for the Spain international until after the Champions League final.
|David de Gea continues to be linked with Real Madrid|
But club president Florentino Perez played down talks of a move, telling Spanish outlet Atresmedia “De Gea is a great goalkeeper who plays for United. I don’t know where he will play next season because I’m not a fortune teller.”
Rumoured Man Utd target James Rodriguez was not included in Real Madrid’s winning Champions League squad on Saturday, heightening talk of a summer exit.
|James Rodriguez did not make the squad for Real Madrid’s Champions League victory|
United have been offered the chance to buy the attacking midfielder in the upcoming transfer window, although it is understood Real will seek a sum of around £50m for his services, Skysports reported.
Rodriguez has the same agent as United manager Jose Mourinho – Jorge Mendes – and is currently contracted to the La Liga champions until 2020.
Ander Herrera is also said to be a £30m target for La Liga club Valencia, according to the Mirror.