Gareth Bale is set for showdown talks with Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid over his future at the club.
The 31-year-old hit out at Real Madrid in a recorded interview, for making it ‘very difficult' for him to leave, and admitted he would consider a return to the Premier League.
Now according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Manchester United are keen on Bale, and Real Madrid are hoping that this will lead to an offer from the Red Devils.
The report states that Los Blancos are preparing ‘operation exit' for the frustrated Wales international following his return from international duty.
Real have not had any offers as yet and there is the complicated issue that they are unwilling to pay off the remaining two years of Bale’s salary.
The Welshman's €17million (£15.1m) wages over his remaining two years would mean Madrid would have to negotiate a possible €34m (£30.2m) pay-off which they are not in a position to do.
Following Bale's interview with Sky Sports, the winger and Zidane are set for an awkward face-to-face meeting to try to facilitate the end of his Madrid nightmare.
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