Chelsea have made a €60million (£51m) offer to Real Madrid in order to secure the services of Welsh forward Gareth Bale, according to report.
The future of Bale at Real Madrid has been clouded by speculations, with majority of reports claiming that his future now lies away from the Spanish club.
Bale was replaced by Marco Asensio in the squad of Real Madrid at the start of the season because of an injury which he has persistently picked up. It is reported that Los Blancos will allow the star leave and go for an attacker that isn’t as injury prone as he is.
Manchester United and Tottenham were heavily credited with interest in the 28-year-old last summer but non of them made offers for him. Since Man United signed Alexis Sanchez, it is believed that they will be on the look out for midfielders and defenders.
The Express who reported via Don Balon, have claimed that Chelsea have made their first offers to Real Madrid for Bale. However, they further claim that the offer has been rebuffed by the Santiago Bernabeu outfit as it is short of their valuation for him
Real Madrid will only take an €80m (£69m) offer for the player, a price that is similar to what they paid to Tottenham Hotspur in 2013.
There is no telling if Man United will go into a bidding war with Chelsea for the star but the Blues have a comparative edge because Real Madrid are linked with the signing of Eden Hazard, and so a swap deal may just be proposed.