Manchester United are working on a shock deal worth around £100m for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, which would include David de Gea heading to the Spanish capital, according to reports from the Sunday People.
The Red Devils are believed to have made the Welshman one of their major end of season transfer targets with the club understood to be heading in a ‘Galactico’ direction with big name players and massive transfer fees.
As well as United’s interest in Bale, Real are extremely keen on De Gea, as they plot for life after Iker Casillas.
Old Trafford big shot Ed Woodward values the goalie at a whopping £50m on the back of his impressive start to the season, and could allow him to leave despite a desire to tie him down to a new contract.
Negotiations with his agent, Jorge Mendes, are at an early stage, and United know that it will be tough to keep the former Atletico Madrid ace from Real’s clutches.
The arrival of ex-Barcelona stopper Victor Valdes means that Louis van Gaal has a ready-made replacement at the club already.
Bale’s future in Madrid is currently the subject of some doubt on the back of criticism from some sections of Real’s support for being too greedy on the pitch.
United attempted to snap the winger up from Spurs in 2013, but the player himself chose the La Liga giants.