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Forget Willian – Manchester United in advanced talks to sign £85M winger



United are close to securing a summer swoop of Welsh winger Gareth Bale.

The Red Devils have been in pursuit of the Madrid star for the past two seasons but it looks like they could get their man this summer.

Bale has struggled in the past two seasons with injuries and reportedly fell out of favour with former Boss Zidane.

The 28-year-old forward was thought to be close to an exit last month but the resignation of Zidane reportedly led to a reconsideration but it is now reported that the pacy forward could yet complete a big money move to England.

United chiefs are confident of matching the £85 million fee reportedly demanded by Real Madrid for his services. Mourinho has always expressed his admiration for the Madrid maestro, and reportedly spoke to the player during last season’s preseason tour. It is however believed that a decision on Bale’s future would be reached just before the start of the season.

United have been lining up some alternatives for the Welsh winger: Brazilian winger Willian has been linked with a move to the Old Trafford, though Chelsea asking price of £70 million is reported to be the dealbreaker.

Gareth Bale moved to Real Madrid for a then world Record fee of €100 million and has won an impressive four Champions League in his 5-year stint with the Spanish giants.


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