Manchester United reportedly made two world-record breaking bids this summer in an attempt to sign Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale.
The Welshman has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this season after a disappointing season with the La Liga giants last term.
Bale was often the scapegoat for Real Madrid’s trophyless season despite scoring 17 goals in all competitions, with Los Blancos fans turning on the former Tottenham man following his world-record £86m move to the club in 2013.
According to The Sun, United offered two separate £100m bids to snare the 26-year-old’s signature.
However, the report claims Real Madrid insiders believe the Red Devils peppered the La Liga side with bids in order to force them to match United’s £40m asking price for David de Gea.
Real Madrid are believed to be prepared to wait a year to sign De Gea on a free, but The Sun’s report suggests United are now looking to sell the Spaniard for a lower price in order to get the player off the club’s books.
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