Jose Mourinho tells 28-year-old Man United have place ready for him – report

The Manchester United manager has made it known to Gareth Bale there is a spot for him at Old Trafford if the forward wants to move, according to reports

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: Uefa handout

Jose Mourinho has told Gareth Bale that Manchester United are ready to swoop if the Real Madrid star decides to leave the Spanish capital, according to reports in England.

The Daily Mail is reporting that the Manchester United boss has gone to great lengths to make Bale aware that he would be interested in signing the Wales international.

The same article includes a video from Manchester United’s penalty shootout victory over Real Madrid in Santa Clara which shows Mourinho in discussion with the former Tottenham Hotspur star.

According to the Daily Mail, Mourinho told the Real Madrid star in Spanish: “I can’t buy you because you don’t talk to me.”

Manchester United have been regularly linked with a move to sign Bale over the past two summers since the Welsh star moved to Real Madrid from Spurs in a £85.6m deal in 2013.

The Red Devils signed Swedish defender Victor Lindelof in a £30.7m deal from Portuguese champions Benfica last month to strengthen their defensive options.

Manchester United managed to usurp Chelsea in the race to sign Romelu Lukaku after the Belgium star completed a £75m move to Old Trafford from Everton.

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