Manchester United ready to buy Gareth Bale this summer

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Manchester United have so much money that they can pursue their three biggest summer transfer targets and will still have enough money to sign Gareth Bale should Real Madrid put him up for sale, reports The Mail.

Louis van Gaal and Ed Woodward will go plummeting into the summer transfer window as if they are exempt from Uefa's Financial Fair Play regulations.

That is because their bulging finances, which are set for a massive injection of yet more funds next season, will give them an almost limitless supply of expendable cash.

United are already pushing a record turnover of £500million, but they will rocket past that after receiving £50m for qualifying for next season's Champions League as well as £75m once their new kit deal with adidas starts on August 1.

Couple that with the Premier League's £5bn+ deal with Sky and BT and you have one rich football club. It will leave Manchester United with well over £100m to spend in the summer window alone.

A mega spending spree

Van Gaal has been told that he is free to pursue his major targets without having to worry that there won't be enough to sign Bale should Real Madrid suddenly put him on the market.

Southampton's Nathaniel Clyne, Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels and PSV Eindhoven's Memphis Depay are all on Van Gaal's wish list and are likely to cost the club upwards of £90m.

Manchester United want those three deals done before they fly away on their tour of the USA in July but they know any potential deal for Bale will likely come towards the end of the window.

Real Madrid's decision

Real Madrid are famous for doing their business late on in the window, only allowing Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria to leave in the final days of the 2013 and 2014 summer transfer windows.

The Red Devils will also seek a new world-class striker to replace Radamel Falcao and possibly Robin van Persie, whose future at the club is in serious doubt.

De Gea swap deal

They are also aware of the potential to sign a new goalkeeper should David de Gea make the move to Real Madrid. However, a deal involving Bale and De Gea seems to be off the cards for the time being.

Should Real Madrid sell a marquee player, as they have done in the previous two windows, Bale is surely the man who will be sacrificed.

Still only 25, the £86m world-record signing will have significant sell-on value for Los Blancos with any deal likely to be close to, or above, what they paid Tottenham for him.


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