Manchester United and Chelsea will have to bid at least £80 million if either wants to try and sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale in the summer.
However, The Sun is claiming the two are also questioning whether Bale is actually worth such a gargantuan amount given his poor form this season for Los Blancos, so prevalent in the 2-1 Champions League defeat to Juventus.
A number of pundits and newspapers laid in to the Weslhman after a particularly sub-par display in Turin on Tuesday night.
However, even with this criticism, The Sun say club president Florentino Perez is insistent on a whopping transfer fee to even consider letting Bale go after investing so much personal pride in the player.
It means a British record £80m will be needed to get Perez to the negotiating table, just £6m less than Spurs were paid for Bale in the summer of 2013.
The Sun believe Bale will definitely be a feature in theChampions League return leg at the Bernabeu next week, with his performance perhaps sealing his fate in the Spanish capital if he’s hounded by the crowd.
But Bale himself is determined to make a success of his time in Madrid and continues to put out the message he’ll refuse any move away.