Gareth Bale to Manchester United: Real Madrid star a '£95m target' for Louis van Gaal

Real Madrid want to make a profit on world's most expensive player

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It's back. The transfer rumour we had all thought had gone away has reared its ugly head

Gareth Bale has again been linked with a blockbuster move to Manchester United, in the Sunday People. Expect hourly updates from here until deadline day.

The Welsh winger was previously linked with a move to Old Trafford before the rumour seemed dead and buried for the last couple of months, after new Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez said Bale would be central to his plans.

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Louis van Gaal during the pre-season friendly against Club America

The story is well told: Bale is unhappy at criticism from Real Madrid supporters after a poor year and wants to return to the Premier League having failed to settle in Spain, where he is having difficulty with the language.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that he wants to bring in "at least two" more players this summer and also said that a "surprise" striker could be on the way.

The People report that Bale is still on the United radar with Real Madrid now valuing the 26-year-old at a whopping £95million - £10m more than what they paid Spurs for him in 2013.

Chief negotiator Ed Woodward has flown home from the pre-season tour of the US.

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