Man United poised to land £350,000-a-week forward for club-record fee

Manchester United are reportedly in advanced negotiations to seal the transfer of Real Madrid attacker Gareth Bale this summer and are also looking at league rivals Chelsea’s Willian.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho has pinpointed the right-hand side of his attack as a priority for the next campaign.

The Daily Mirror has previously connected Bale with a transfer away from Real Madrid this summer, stating he’d likely cost around £100 million.

It remains to be seen if Los Blancos will now be as willing to part ways with Wales international after losing Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, but the Red Devils seemingly remain keen.

In fact, the MEN states Manchester United chief Ed Woodward has wanted to land Bale for as long as five seasons, ever since he first took over at Old Trafford back in 2013 when Gareth was still a Tottenham player.

It’s clear Willian or Bale would be ideal for Manchester United’s needs in the attack, with deadly striker Romelu Lukaku arguably under-achieving at the club previous season due to a lack of quality service.