Blues set to smash transfer record for Real star.
Chelsea are ready to rival Manchester United for the hugely ambitious signing of Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, according to the Metro.
The Welshman only joined the Spanish giants from Tottenham Hotspur last season, moving in a world-record £85m move to the Bernabeu after establishing himself as one of the best players in the Premier League.
United have since been linked with a move to bring Bale back to England, but Chelsea now hope to join the running with a £90m bid for him this January.
Bale would no doubt be a world class signing for the Blues, who already look in unstoppable form this season after some smart work in the transfer market this summer.