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Chelsea set to make £72.3m Man United target their highest paid player EVER

Chelsea are preparing a £72.3m bid to sign Real Madrid star and Manchester United target Gareth Bale and will make him their highest paid playe ever, according to the Metro.

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The Blues could offer the Welshman around £300,000 per week to move to Stamford Bridge, with Jose Mourinho desperate to take advantage of his uncertain situation at the Bernabeu.

It remains to be seen if £72.3m would be enough to persuade Real to let Bale go, with the Spanish giants only just paying a world-record £85m to sign him less than two years ago.

The 25-year-old has, however failed to live up to expectations in Madrid after starring in the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.

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