United made their first move of the summer by agreeing to the signing of PSV Eindhoven’s Memphis Depay on Thursday in a deal worth around £25 million and the Daily Express are reporting that Louis Van Gaal will spend £200 million more to bolster the squad, with Bale at the top of the shortlist.
Though the former Tottenham attacker’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, has told Sky Sports that a move away from Madrid is not on the agenda.
“Why would he look to go elsewhere?
“Real Madrid are the number one club in the world. There’s always interest in him – but as far as we are concerned he’ll be at Real Madrid next summer,” he said.Embed from Getty Images
Bale has scored 13 goals with eight assists in 29 league appearances this season but that’s not as productive as last term as the Welshman netted 15 goals with 13 assists in 27 league games in his debut campaign in Spain.
Van Gaal sees Bale as the man to fire United back to the top of the Premier League but the Red Devils are also said to be chasing the signatures of Mats Hummels, Nathaniel Clyne, Ilkay Gundogan and Edinson Cavani as it looks set to be a busy summer at Old Trafford.
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