GARETH BALE could be sold this summer as Real Madrid look to raise the £120million needed to lure Kylian Mbappe away from Monaco.
Manchester City and Paris St-Germain are also reported to be interested in the 18-year-old striking sensation.
But, according to the Sunday Express, the only hope Real have of matching Monaco’s mega asking price is to offload one of their star names.
The Spanish giants had been banking on raising £80m by selling Alvaro Morata to Manchester United.
But Old Trafford chiefs are refusing to match their £80 million valuation.
Chelsea could weigh in with a bid of £70m – if boss Antonio Conte decides Morata is a better bet than £65m-rated Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Bale, who joined Real for £85.3m four years ago, is now valued at £100m and there would be no shortage of suitors for the 27-year-old Welshman.
Injuries messed up his 2016/17 season, while head coach Zinedine Zidane chose Isco ahead of Bale for the Champions League final triumph over Juventus.
Bale, on around £350,000-a-week after tax, is contracted until 2022 last October but he has been a long term target for United.
Paris St-Germain and Chelsea have also shown interest in the past.
PSG, meanwhile, have reportedly offered Mbappe a deal worth £200,000-a-week.
However, fellow Frenchman Arsene Wenger thinks the Monaco whizkid will stay put for at least another year.
Said the Arsenal manager: “I think he will stay, it looks like that, for one more season.
“Maybe he has too much choice. In the end, people with too much choice don’t move.”
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