Manchester United have made a world record bid for Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale, reports the Daily Star.
It has been reported that the Premier League giants have submitted a bid in the region of £117 million for the player's services, with it being suggested that the former Tottenham man is seriously considering a move to Old Trafford.
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Bale, despite playing a key role in Real's Champions League success last season, has endured a tricky time at the Bernabeu throughout the course of the campaign so far.
And now it appears that United could be set to bring the wing wizard back to England, but it remains to be seen as to whether the Spanish giants would be willing to accept United's offer.
The same report has, however, suggested that United's move could put Chelsea on alert, with it being suggested that the Blues could also make an offer for the Welshman.
United, though, appear to be in the driving seat for the Real Madrid superstar as they go in search of improvement under Louis van Gaal.
The Red Devils, of course, landed Bale's former Real teammate Angel di Maria in last summer's transfer window, but they could now seem determined to bring another top name to the Theatre of Dreams this summer.
There's no doubt about it, despite the array of attacking talent already at United, Bale would no doubt improve United as a forward force, with the club hoping to secure qualification for next year's Champions League places.
At times this season, with Di Maria having spent periods out on the sidelines, United have struggled to hit teams with pace, so Bale would offer Van Gaal's side another outlet.
For now, though, Van Gaal and Co. will be concentrating on this weekend's Premier League schedule as they look to bounce back after their defeat to Southampton this past weekend.
The Red Devils travel to Loftus Road to take on Harry Redknapp's QPR side on Saturday and they will be desperate to secure all three points as they go in search of climbing the league.
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