Manchester United are reportedly considering a summer swoop to land Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale on a one-year loan deal.
According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Red Devils are expressing an interest in securing the signature of Gareth Bale in the summer window.
The Premier League giants though, do not want to land the Real Madrid star on a permanent deal and are instead readying a loan move for him.
The dream that was the transfer to Real Madrid has become a nightmare for Wales international in the last couple of seasons.
While the Welshman has been plagued by injury troubles during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Gareth had been able to deliver whenever the star managed to get onto the pitch.
But, that all has changed in the last couple of campaigns. Bale had already seen his market value in Zinedine Zidane’s senior-team setup in the 2017-18 season.
But, this past campaign, Bale ended up becoming an outcast at Los Blancos, having been snubbed even when the player was fit.
As a result, Gareth managed to feature in just 52% of the minutes in La Liga for Galacticos and started 29 matches across all competitions.
Ahead of the summer transfer market, Bale’s future is the most unresolved it has ever been during his Los Blancos stint and a summer exit is likely.
In particular, after the arrival of Belgian star Eden Hazard, even though the forward would like to stay put, as per the report.
The Daily Mirror also state that Manchester United are interested in landing him this summer market as the club hold a long-standing interest in Gareth, having been connected with him for years.
Manchester United board have been encouraged to make a new offer for English star Aaron Wan-Bissaka – in spite of having an initial bid turned down by Crystal Palace.
The Red Devils made their first move for the full back at the start of the month – submitted an offer said to be in the region of £35m.
Although it was immediately snubbed, Old Trafford’s management were left believing an increased offer could land them one of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s main targets this summer.
But it remains to be seen how high the club are willing to go after growing frustrated by what they believe to be not realistic premiums on the domestic players on Ole’s wanted list.
As reported by Standard Sport the previous week, the club’s transfer plans have been frustrated by the prices being reported for emerging talents like England U-21 international Wan-Bissaka.
They have agreed on a summer deal in principle for Swansea ace Daniel James that will rise to around £22 million if all bonuses are met – but that will be more than double their initial offer of £10m.
It’s believed the Eagles are holding out for around £60 million for Aaron – but will hope to keep the price down to £50 million.
While the 21-year-old star is Solskjaer’s first choice right back, Red Devils are already considering cheaper options – including Paris Saint-Germain defender Thomas Meunier.
But Norwegian tactician will be reluctant to give up on Aaron, having already accepted number one target Jadon Sancho is likely to be out of reach for at least another one year.
He has told Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward United need to alter their transfer policy and build for the long term.
Manchester United have reportedly rejected Inter Milan’s offer of Croatia international Ivan Perisic plus cash for Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku.
Romelu looks set to depart Old Trafford this summer transfer window and new Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte has made the star one of his top targets.
Italian media reported that Inter Milan had offered Perisic to Old Trafford outfit as a makeweight in any potential deal for the imposing striker.
However, according to a British tabloid The Sun, the Red Devils have snubbed that offer and are prepared to wait for terms in the region of £75m as they attempt to get back what they paid for Romelu.
Croatian forward Perisic has been heavily connected with United in the latest years and was a top target for former coach Jose Mourinho.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has expressed his willingness to offload up to 14 first-teamers from his roster to make room for fresh talent.
English talent Marcus Rashford is also likely to be the first-choice striker and there’re concerns Romelu will not fit the fluid and fast attacking approach Ole wants to implement.
Meantime, Manchester United are reportedly ready to sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale on loan, potentially for two years.
It appears unlikely that Gareth would be content with remaining on the sidelines for another three seasons, which leaves Red Devils as a potential destination for the Welsh star.
According to The Mirror, the EPL giants are prepared to try to sign Gareth on a temporary basis over the coming weeks.