It has been reported by the Spanish media that Real Madrid will demand that Manchester United include their goalkeeper David De Gea in any deal to sign Gareth Bale next summer.
The Red Devils had targeted the explosive winger during the last transfer window as Jose Mourinho wanted another attacking addition to his squad along with Romelu Lukaku.
But Man United were unable to strike a deal with Real Madrid, although the Champions League holders have now hinted that a deal could be possible next year.
The reports from Sunday Mirror suggest that the Red Devils believe next summer will be their best chance of finally signing the Wales international, but are concerned that Madrid will want De Gea in return.
And Jose Mourinho is reluctant to allow his first-choice goalkeeper to leave Old Trafford. It is believed that De Gea is happy to stay at Old Trafford but is keen on a move to Madrid in the future.
Earlier this week, reports in Spain claimed that there were growing concerns over Bale’s constant injury issues and that Florentino Perez was considering selling the forward.
But it’s claimed that Los Blancos would only consider a deal if they were able to recoup the €100m (£85.2m) spent to sign the 28-year-old four years ago.