Manchester United could use in demand goalkeeper David de Gea as a makeweight in any potential deal for Gareth Bale from Spanish giants Gareth Bale according to the Daily Star.
Gareth Bale has been surrounded with speculation about his future and it is reported that Louis van Gaal would love to make him part of the squad at Old Trafford.
The Welshman cost a world record fee of £85 million when he joined Los Blancos in 2013 after his move from Tottenham, contributing to the club’s 10th Champions League title last season.
Fans at the club have started turning on the forward though, following an eight game goal drought in the middle of a poor period for the club in which they lost 4-0 to city rivals Atletico Madrid, were nearly knocked out of the Champions League following a 4-3 home loss to Schalke and were knocked off top spot in La Liga.
David de Gea has reportedly been on Real Madrid’s wanted list for some time, with the club keeping tabs on him to fill the void of Iker Casillas’ imminent departure.
The Spanish goalkeeper has less than 18 months remaining on his contract and has yet to agree a new deal, sparking talk that he could be used in part of a £60 million Gareth Bale transfer.