The Welshman – currently the world’s most expensive player following his £86m switch to Real Madrid from Spurs last year – has emerged as the Red Devils’ top target for the end of the season.
United’s owners are understood to be looking to commit to a ‘Galactico’ era at Old Trafford, with high profile players seen as the way to increase the club’s value ahead of a potential sale in the future.
Recent reports have indicated that the Premier League giants are ready to match Real’s rumoured demands of £120m for Bale, who has enjoyed a successful 18 months in Madrid.
And now it’s believed that the player himself is actually ready to commit to the transfer once the current season ends.
The 25-year-old is thought to be happy at the Bernabeu, but a return to England on a lucrative contract at Old Trafford looks to have swayed him.
United boss Louis van Gaal has also hinted at a move for Bale.