Manchester United will reportedly be offered the chance to sign Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale this summer if they are willing to change their stance on David de Gea.
Both clubs have had a strained relationship since the De Gea saga in 2015, and this recently saw Los Blancos block a proposed attempt from United to sign Alvaro Morata.
Despite this, speculation continues to surround the European giants with Don Balon citing that there could be a part-exchange deal between the clubs this summer.
Gareth Bale did not have the best of seasons with Los Blancos last year through injury, and president Florentino Perez is prepared to offer him to United in a potential attempt to sign De Gea.
Bale is currently valued at around £90m and the European champions are hoping to pursue De Gea as makeweight in a proposed deal for the former Spurs man.
While it would have sound good a year ago, the Welshman’s injury concerns have become a major concern of late after he broke down twice during the previous campaign.
Bale only managed just 19 La Liga appearances last season, and his lack of match practice saw him benched for the Champions League final versus Juventus – in favour of Isco.
Earlier last month, United boss Jose Mourinho clarified that David de Gea is comfortable with his stay at United, and this probably rules out any move for Bale – with the manager unlikely to splash the cash.
Mourinho has been reluctant to match Inter Milan’s £49m price tag for Ivan Perisic in recent weeks and the wait for the fourth signing could extend until the dying stages of the transfer window.