Manchester United broke the world transfer record to sign Paul Pogba from Juventus this summer and it now looks certain that they will have to break it again if they want to add Gareth Bale to their ranks.
According to Sky Sports, United paid Juve £89m for Pogba – a price that saw him replace Bale as the world’s most expensive footballer.
However, United now want Bale too, so say The Guardian, who claim that the Welshman is set to sign a new contract with a £427m release clause.
That would mean that Real would be forced to accept an offer of £427m, but, as that Bale transfer value is nearly five times more than what United bought Pogba for, the Red Devils are likely to find themselves priced out of a deal.
Bale’s value seemingly shot up during Euro 2016 this summer as he led Wales to the semi-finals, scoring three goals in the process.
And the 27-year-old has stared the new domestic season in fine form too, netting twice in Real’s first three La Liga matches.