Manchester United are almost ready for a double deal featuring Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, according to reports from Daily Star.
The Red Devils have already spent a lot of cash in the past two transfer windows on star players and Old Trafford boss van Gaal recently revealed he is looking for more wide players.
Now the Daily Star claims, Manchester United are right now closer than ever to sign Real Madrid star Gareth Bale and Bayern Munich’s troubled winger Robben.
It is suggested that Manchester United are willing to spend a stunning £150million on a double deal for the two players, with Garth Bale costing £100m and Robben’s price will be £50m.
Bale became the most expensive footballer in football history when he made a switch to Real Madrid from Tottenham for an amazing £85m fee two years ago. United have been continuously linked with the Wales goal machine, who recently denied any possibility of a Madrid exit in the last summer transfer window.
However, now reports are claiming, Gareth Bale’s agents are playing down any kind of rumours in to make it look like, the 26-year-old attacker is not planning for a way out, but actually he is ready for a move to Old Trafford if the price is right because he is still not fully adapted to the Spanish lifestyle.
A report from ESPN FC also claims that Real Madrid have decided to sell either Ronaldo or Bale in the summer. But there is another possibility; if Ronaldo decides to leave Real after this season then Bale will not be allowed to leave.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez eyes the Wales attacker as like a ‘personal project’ and be it next summer or later, wants him to be Real Madrid’s next main attraction when Ronaldo will not be there. But with Bale’s reported unhappiness in Madrid and if Ronaldo decides to stay for another term, van Gaal’s potential move for the ex-Tottenham winger could be on the table.
On the other hand, 31-year-old Arjen Robben had worked with current Manchester United boss at Bayern Munich earlier and also with the Holland national team, so he may look for a positive escape route from Bayern Munich following a spat with his fellow striker Robert Lewandowski as the Poland international alleged him targeting his greedy play in recent times.