After ending their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann, Manchester United are now interested in bringing Gareth Bale back to the Premier League.
The Welsh attacker who was only a substitute in Real Madrid’s Champions League triumph on Saturday is a favourite of club president Fiorentino Perez, but constant injuries may tempt the Los Merengues to sell him.
United ended their pursuit of their number one summer target Antoine Griezmann after Atletico’s transfer ban was upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sports.
Jose Mourinho is believed to favour a move for Bale because of his ability to play across the front three as well as provide goals for an out-and-out attacker whom the Portuguese still hope to purchase.
Bale signed a new six years contract with Real Madrid last summer, and a move away from the Bernabeu could cost United almost £100 million.
However, some people at Old Trafford have reservations about his recent battles with injuries, considering the fact that the Spanish league is not as tough as the English Premiership.
United is also linked with Bale’s Real Madrid team-mate James Rodriguez, who was left out of Madrid’s team in the Champions League final.