Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
However, they will have to break Bale’s own world record, as Madrid will not accept anything less than the £86m they paid for him in 2013.
Their potential bid for Bale may not be the end of their summer spending however, as the Metro report that a double deal to sign Barcelona’s Pedro and Nicolas Gaitan of Benfica is still on the cards.
Should they complete the moves, United’s total outlay during the window will go past £120m.
Should Louis van Gaal miss out on either, he may make a bid for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura, who, according to the Metro, is attracting his interest.
The Brazilian rejected a move to Old Trafford before joining the Ligue 1 side in 2013.
David de Gea may be leaving the Premier League this summer after all, after AS suggested that Louis van Gaal wanted an end to the saga which has seen him linked with Real Madrid, even if that sees him leave for the Bernabeu during this window.
However, several of the club’s hierarchy remain keen to keep the goalkeeper away from Los Blancos for as long as possible.
Finally, van Gaal has reportedly admitted privately that it was a mistake to sign Angel Di Maria last summer, according to the Daily Mirror.
Manchester United News and Goals
Manchester United closing in on double deal with Barcelona man and Nicolas Gaitan set to sign
Manchester United in talks with Paris Saint-Germain over move for Brazilian winger