ester United and Chelsea have been favoured by Real Madrid after reportedly offering Welsh star Gareth Bale to the Premier League clubs in a potential £90million transfer.
The Wales international is looking increasingly likely to make way for Kylian Mbappe at the Bernabeu after Zinedine Zidane decided he didn’t want four big names competing for three places in his attack.
Zidane has been adamant Cristiano Ronaldo would stay at the club despite speculation over his future earlier in the summer, while Karim Benzema is reportedly set to be offered a new contract
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 26: Gareth Bale of Real Madrid during a match against Manchester City during the International Champions Cup soccer match at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on July 26, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Antonio Villalba/Real Madrid via Getty Images)
This means Bale is the one who will lose his place to Mbappe, with Marca claiming the Spanish giants remain optimistic of completing the signing of the Monaco striker.
Club president Florentino Perez and manager Zidane have come to an agreement over selling Bale, and are asking for £90m for the former Tottenham man as they begin the process of discussing his sale with Premier League clubs.
United have been linked with
Bale on a number of occasions in recent years, having tried to sign him while he was with Spurs and keeping tabs on him during his four years at the Bernabeu as well.
Monaco’s French forward Kylian Mbappe reacts ahead of the French Trophy of Champions (Trophee des Champions) football match between Monaco (ASM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) on July 29, 2017, at the Grand Stade in Tangiers. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
The 28-year-old could not hit his best form for Madrid last season, largely due to fitness problems, and has arguably rarely looked like justifying the £86m transfer fee that brought him to the club in the first place.