Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is open to a loan transfer to Manchester United this summer as manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer targets an alternative to Dortmund forward Jadon Sancho.
The 20-year-old ace has been United’s priority target throughout the transfer market but the Red Devils have failed to convince Dortmund to lower their £108 million asking price.
With just three weeks left of the transfer market, United have little time left to convince BVB to part with the former Manchester City star and that’s led Ole to review alternative options.
Douglas Costa and Ivan Perisic have both been mentioned with a move but Bale is believed to be the club’s leading target if they cannot convince Dortmund to sell Jadon.
United have tried to land Bale on at least three occasions in the last decade but he opted to join Madrid when he left Tottenham in 2013 and he twice snubbed a move to Old Trafford under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.
However, he is surplus to requirements under Zinedine Zidane and the board are desperate to get his £600,000 per week wages off the books.
Bale was keen to stay put last year but with two years left on his contract this summer, he’s now accepted that his future lies away from the Galacticos.
According to the Times, he’s open to joining the Red Devils on a season-long loan deal as he’s keen on a return to the PL.
United would want Madrid to cover at least half of his wages but the 31-year-old would be keen on a move to Old Trafford if Los Blancos agree to it.