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Man City Set To Challenge Bitter Rivals Man United For £90m Signing Of Gareth Bale

City now monitoring Bale’s situation at the Bernabeu.

Manchester City will challenge their bitter city rivals Manchester United or the signing of the world’s most expensive football Gareth Bale, report the Daily Star, if the Welsh international does become available from Real Madrid during the coming transfer windows.

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Bale has largely been an unmitigated success since joining Real from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee just over twelve months ago, with his contribution to win last season’s Copa del Rey being a particular highlight, but the form of young Spaniard Isco and arrival of James Rodriguez have put his position in Carlo Ancelotti’s team in a degree of jeopardy.

United have been strongly linked with a move to bring Bale back to the Premier League from La Liga, despite the fact that it is the defence that seems to be holding back Louis van Gaal’s men this season rather than a lack of pace and quality in attack.

This could make City a more logical destination for Bale, with the Welshman clearly having plenty to offer to a City side who have been relatively unimpressive and one-paced so far this season – although Premier League leaders Chelsea are also expected to be in the market for Bale if he becomes available.

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