Man United refuse to pay over £90m for Mourinho’s dream target

August 13, 2017

According to the Spanish publication Diario Gol Manchester United are not willing to pay more than £90m for Gareth Bale if Real Madrid opt to sell the player.

United head coach Jose Mourinho has previously expressed his admiration for the Welsh superstar, fueling rumours of a summer bid.

And now, the same sources claim that Real Madrid would aim to make a significant profit on the £86m they paid for Bale back 2013, but the Red Devils are not willing to budge on their valuation.

Previous reports suggested that the Wales international could depart the Spanish giants if they are successful in their pursuit of AS Monaco ace Kylian Mbappe.

Jose Mourinho is understood to have urged club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward to break the bank with a £100m offer for the Los Blancos star, who earns around £385,000-a-week in Spain.

It is believed that Bale’s former club Tottenham Hotspur have also been linked with a summer bid for him.

Meanwhile, United are set to send scouts in Belgium to watch Anderlecht’s highly-rated midfielder Leander Dendoncker.

It is believed that AC Milan and RB Leipzig are also expected to send representatives out to the clash to chase Dendonker.

Man United head coach Jose Mourinho has marked the Belgian prodigy as his third summer signing – having already splashed out on Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku.