Manchester United are incessantly linked with an audacious move to bring under-fire Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale back to the Premier League, however the club will now face a challenge from Chelsea and Manchester City for his signature, reports the Daily Mail.
The Wales international is under immense pressure in La Liga, with recent reports from Spain describing Bale as ‘The Lazy Loner‘, and he could very well be open to an escape from such harsh criticism.
The Red Devils lead the chase, with a move to Old Trafford mooted as a ‘shoo-in’ if he opts to leave the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, yet Jose Mourinho and Manuel Pellegrini are in need of reinforcing their Champions League attack – which makes the Welshman a key summer target for the pair.
Nonetheless, with Real having coughed up £85.3m only two seasons ago, the Spanish giants would be demanding a figure near £100m – and not to mention the forward is on a staggering £300,000 per-week wage.
With Chelsea’s impressive transfer sales since Mourinho’s return, the Stamford Bridge outfit are the most likely to compete with the move financially.