Manchester United have stepped up talks to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid as mass exodus has now hit the Spanish giants.
The Red Devils shunned the opportunity to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo in favour of a deal for Bale.
Bale, according to Manchester Evening News, was considering his future at the Bernabeu and revealed after Madrid’s win against Liverpool in the Champions League final that he would decide this summer whether or not to quit the club.
Jose Mourinho has long tracked Bale and the newspaper reports that the Red Devils have advanced talks with the Welshman in recent weeks.
The 28-year-old fell out of favour under Zinedine Zidane but United’s chances of signing Bale were damaged when the Frenchman left the club at the end of the season.
Nevertheless, Julen Lopetegui’s appointment has failed to convince Bale that he has a future in Spain and he wants to speak to the Spaniard to clarify his position at the club.
Mourinho spoke to Bale after United’s friendly with Madrid during the club’s pre-season tour to the United States in 2017 and said ,”How can I buy you if you don’t speak to me?”.