Louis van Gaal will be given incredible funds by Manchester United to try and tempt Gareth Bale with a move away from Real Madrid.
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United are set to start a world-record £750 million kit deal with Adidas from the summer and with the added return of Champions League football, The Daily Telegraph report that if Bale signals to the Red Devils that he’s open to a move, a significant transfer kitty will be made available to try and secure a deal.
United expect the return of the Champions League could bring a return of around £50m in lost revenue, monies they missed out on when they failed to qualify for the competition this season.
And with an expected increase in kit sponsorship money from £28m to £75m, United will gain another £50m boost in available funds.
With this incredible increase in income, The Telegraph say United will press ahead with their plans to sign the likes of Mats Hummels, PSV’s Memphis Depay and Saints Nathaniel Clyne.
And then if the opportunity to sign Bale is presented after what would be quite a significant outlay itself, the club are prepared to bid.
United will be looking to complete the majority of their transfer activity before the club’s pre-season tour in the USA on July 13th.
The Bale deal would likely fall after this date but the player’s uncertain future means United are prepared for that eventuality.
The Telegraph also states the Red Devils failed in a late £100m bid for Bale as he finalised his move to Real but could not convince him to move to Manchester.