Manchester United are closely following the progress of Gareth Bale and could return with a sensational €100million bid this summer, according to French newspaper Le 10 Sport.

Rumours have been rife that United tried and failed to bring Bale to Old Trafford this summer before he moved to Real Madrid, and now reports are suggesting that they may move again for him if he is struggling by the time next summer comes around.

Bale has enjoyed a less-than-perfect start to his Bernabeu career, and has thus far struggled to replicate the form that saw him purchased for around £86million.

And sources are already suggesting that could move back to the Premier League if his experiences in Spain don't improve, with Manchester United said to be retaining a keen interest.

Citing the Sunday Times as their source, Le 10 have said that David Moyes might see Bale as the ideal successor for Ryan Giggs, who could well retire at the end of the year.

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