Top 28-year-old attacker linked with Man United set to be sold – report

Real Madrid are ready to sell Gareth Bale, who was linked with a move to Manchester United in the summer, according to reports

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale Photo: Uefa handout

Real Madrid are ready to sell Gareth Bale as Manchester United look to sign a wide man next summer, according to reports in Spain.

Mundo Deportivo, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News, is reporting that the Wales international is set to be made available to sign at the end of the 2017-18 season.

The same article states that Real president Florentino Perez is planning to sign two or three world-class players next summer and will sacrifice Bale in order to facilitate his ambitious transfer plans.

According to the same story, Manchester United are in the market to sign a wide player with the suggestion that Bale could be an ideal candidate to fill the role in Jose Mourinho’s team.

The Wales international was heavily linked with a move to the Europa League holders in the summer transfer window but a deal failed to come to fruition despite talk of Real Madrid signing Kylian Mbappe.

Indeed, Manchester United boss Mourinho admitted that the player himself wasn’t open to a move to Old Trafford at this point in his career despite relentless talk of a return to the Premier League.

Bale moved to Real Madrid in a £85.3m move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.

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