It feels like Manchester United have been linked with Gareth Bale for years now, with the Welshman not always at his best for Real Madrid and perhaps better off moving back to the Premier League.
The Sun claimed again earlier this season that United could be in for the former Tottenham winger, and there’s no doubt that he’d be a fine addition if he gets back to his best.
Still, Bale doesn’t rank higher in our list due to his recent injury problems and his age meaning he may now be past the peak of his powers.
Slightly better for United could be Bale’s Real Madrid team-mate Marco Asensio, who also continues to be linked with a transfer to Old Trafford.
With skill, intelligence and a rocket of a left foot, Asensio could be an ideal signing for United right now, with the only questionmark over why he’s no longer a regular starter at the Bernabeu.
One of the top attacking midfielders in Europe right now, Monaco’s Thomas Lemar has also been linked by Yahoo Sport with a possible move to Manchester United.
The 22-year-old could fit in perfectly in the Premier League, and few fans would complain if this signing was selected above other possible targets.
Still, the Liverpool Echo suggest that it is Liverpool and Arsenal looking most likely to battle it out for Lemar’s signature at the moment.