Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United are reportedly in advanced talks with a Real Madrid superstar who could yet stay at the Santiago Bernabeu following Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from the club.
Ronaldo left Real for Italian champions Juventus earlier this week, and many believe his transfer away from Los Blancos might allow winger Gareth Bale to become the club’s main man in attack.
However, according to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils have entered into negotiations with the Welshman, who Mourinho has previously admitted to admiring.
Three years ago, manager Julen Lopetegui suggested that he was not a big fan of Bale’s, which has added fuel to the fire regarding his future in Spain.
The player’s agent, Jonathan Barnett, recently said his client will speak with Lopetegui as soon as possible to determine how the new boss intends to use him before any decision is made.
Bale’s current deal at Los Blancos expires in 2022, but after last season’s UEFA Champions League final win, he admitted to being desperate to play regular football.
The 28-year-old has scored 88 goals and assisted a further 57 strikes in 189 matches since his debut for Real in 2013.