The Welshman is currently the most expensive footballer in the history of the game following his £86m move to the Bernabeu from Spurs in 2013, and has enjoyed a successful 18 months at club level.
But, there are claims emerging that Carlo Ancelotti and a few senior players in Madrid have lost patience with Bale, leading to rumours that United are keen to make him their next ‘Galactico’ signing.
The Red Devils are understood to be committed to a period of massive spending on global stars to increase their value and profile as a sports team, with Angel di Maria, signed from Real last year, the first of many.
Los Blancos are ready to sell for a figure in the region of £120m – £150m, with Dortmund’s Marco Reus already being lined up as an alternative.
Louis van Gaal has also hinted that discussions surrounding the ex-Tottenham man have already taken place in the corridors of Old Trafford.