Mourinho sends message to top 28-year-old about joining Man United – report

Jose Mourinho has told Gareth Bale to tell Real Madrid that he wants to join Manchester United, according to reports

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: Uefa handout

Jose Mourinho has sent a message to Gareth Bale urging the Real Madrid forward to hand in a transfer request ahead of a move to Manchester United, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Star, is reporting that Manchester United manager has some words of advice for the Wales international ahead of a potential transfer to Old Trafford.

The same article states Mourinho believes Bale expressing his desire to leave would put Manchester United in a commanding position ahead of negotiations with Real Madrid.

The Red Devils boss addressed rumours linking the 28-year-old with a move to Manchester United earlier this month ahead of their International Champions Cup clash against los Blancos in Santa Clara.

Mourinho insisted in the media conference in California that Bale would not move to the 20-time English champions this summer because the Welshman wants to fight for his future at The Bernabeu.

However, the Spanish media outlet claims that Manchester United chiefs are confident a £90m deal could be sufficient to sign the former Tottenham Hotspur winger.

Bale moved to Real Madrid from Spurs in a then world-record £85.3m deal in the 2013 summer transfer window.

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