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Real Madrid consider £85m Gareth Bale transfer to Manchester United — Paper Round

Gareth Bale GETTYGareth Bale has been put up for sale by Real Madrid
Montrelle Montesinos | 15 Noviembre, 2017, 03:12

The 28-year-old has already missed Champions League fixtures against his former club Tottenham in October and earlier this month due to a recurring calf injury.

However, after suffering his 13th injury in four years at the Bernabeu, Madrid could look to cash in on their injury-stricken Galactico during the upcoming winter window - but would Jose Mourinho fancy the gamble?

Real want £85m for the player, which these days could probably be used more effectively on a player with fresher legs, or perhaps to bring in more than just one player.

Fans have been desperate to see Bale reunite with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in attack following the club's slow start to the campaign.

Manchester City have entered the race for Liverpool midfielder Emre Can. However, Pep Guardiola could make a move for him as he takes an interest in further reshaping his squad.

Bale's career at Real has been increasingly hampered by injuries, having played fewer minutes in the last three consecutive La Liga seasons, peaking at 2,582 minutes in 2014/15 and playing only 1,425 last term.

Paper Round's view: Can has the potential to become an effective and sophisticated midfielder, especially if he leaves the one-note Jurgen Klopp behind. The Old Trafford giants remain focused on attracting elite-level players to Manchester, but they will have to think long and hard about a bid for the Real kingpin.

Paris Saint-Germain have told Unai Emery that his job will be under threat if he is not able to take the French side to at least the semi-final of the Champions League. Emery has also reportedly fallen out with new striker Neymar, meaning there may be little he can do to save his job.

But his injury woes have worsened and he now faces spending the rest of the year on the treatment table after tearing his adductor muscle during the practice.

But the buying clubs will likely wait till next summer, when it might be possible to negotiate a lower fee depending on how much Bale is involved between now and the end of the season.

Bale remains one of the biggest names in world football, but his injury record might tempt United to look elsewhere for a superstar name.

Wales boss Coleman said: "I would like to see Gareth wherever he is going to be happy, because whenever he is happy he plays great football".