Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has been in good form at Real Madrid this seasonReuters

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is reportedly ready to make a sensational return to the Premier League as Manchester United prepare a record-breaking transfer fee to lure him out of the Bernabeu.

The Welsh winger has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United though the Los Blancos have made it clear that they do not want to sell the former Southampton man.

However, the Express now claims that a transfer is quite possible as Bale, who is believed to be aware of Manchester United's interest in him, and his family is reportedly interested in returning to England.

Still, there is no chance of Real Madrid letting their winger leave in January as his sudden departure is likely to affect the harmony of the team.

Even in the summer, Bale, who completed a €100 million move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid in the summer of 2013, would certainly not come cheap, with their being rumours of the Los Blancos demanding £3 billion for the Welshman.

Although United would certainly not be spending that much on a single player, they are believed to be willing to pay more than what Real Madrid paid for him in the summer of 2013.

The Red Devils had reportedly offered Tottenham more that the £86 million they received from Real Madrid for Bale, but the move could not go through as the Welshman was more interested in making a move to the Bernabeu.

However, now United, who broke the British transfer record by paying £59.7 million for the services of Angel di Maria this summer, have a better chance of signing Bale as the Welshman is believed to be interested in moving back to England.

Meanwhile, Bale feels that Real Madrid is the best team in the world after the Los Blancos triumphed in the Club World Cup following a 2-0 win over Argentine side San Lorenzo.

Strikes from Sergio Ramos and Bale proved enough as Real Madrid easily overcame the Argentine side to lift their fourth piece of silverware this year following their success in the Copa del Rey, the Champions League and the European Super Cup.

And the 25-year-old Welshman feels that Real Madrid have proved that they are the "best team in the world"

"For us it's a massive tournament to win and to show we're the best team in the world is amazing," Bale told Goal. "It's been a great year all round. Winning the Champions League, winning the Super Cup, winning the Copa del Rey and now this, it's been a great year and hopefully there's more to come."

"We need to keep concentrating on each and every game and hopefully we'll achieve what we know we can," Bale added.