Manchester United will break the bank to rope in Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale this summer, Metro reported on Saturday, just ahead of Wales' inaugural match in Euro 2016. The report mentions Red Devils contemplating launching a Â£94.6 million bid to sign the Welshman.
Also, according to Spanish daily El Confidencial, Bale, who was a breakout star at Tottenham Hotspur, is eager to return to the Premier League.
Bale, 26, has been linked with United on numerous occasions in the past as well and the Independent had reported earlier this year that he was contemplating sizing up an offer to join United. Now with one of the top football managers in the world, Jose Mourinho, at the helm of Manchester United, the Bale to United transfer saga could turn out to be one of the top headlines in the summer transfer window.
United already shelled out close to Â£30 million to sign defender Eric Bailly from Villarreal earlier this month and according to several reports, Mourinho has been given about Â£250 million to spend on transfers ahead of the 2016-17 season.
It remains to be seen whether Bale indeed becomes a Manchester United signing this summer. Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has always praised the Welshman for his performances and asserted that the player is happy at Real Madrid. However, with United possibly shelling out some big money and Mourinho fitting Bale properly in his plan of things for next season, Gareth Bale joining Manchester United could turn out a real possibility.