United star linked with shock Bernabeu return.
Real Madrid want to re-sign Angel Di Maria from Manchester United in a swap deal involving Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Express.
The Spanish giants only sold the Argentine to United in a £60m deal this summer, but manager Carlo Ancelotti is said to want him back as he looks to offload the struggling Bale.
The Welshman is a top target for the Red Devils but has frustrated his manager recently with some questionable tactical displays in the Real side.
Although the former Tottenham Hotspur wide-man had been valued at around £90m, it is thought that United can have him for less if they send Di Maria back to the Bernabeu next summer.