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Man City to launch British record £80m bid for Gareth Bale

Etihad Stadium side chase Real Madrid star.

Man City are set to make an £80m offer for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale according to The Sun.

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The Etihad Stadium side will look to pull of a transfer coup with a British record bid for Bale, who is also being pursued by Man United, and will hope that such a signing would aid their push to appoint Pep Guardiola as their new manager.

City owner Sheikh Mansour is ready to dig deep to land top targets this summer, with Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba also the club’s wish-list, having seen his side surrender their Premier League title to Chelsea fairly meekly.

Bale had a superb debut season in the Spanish capital, netting 22 goals in all competitions, but hasn’t hit the same heights in what has proven a tough campaign for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

If Bale feels he is not appreciated at the Bernabeu, and he’s become something of a scapegoat this term, then he may well be interested by a move back to London.

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