Manchester United will go back in for Gareth Bale next summer as Jose Mourinho looks to snap-up a world class winger.
The United boss looked at bringing the Welshman in during the previous transfer window, but Real Madrid did not want to sell.
Bale has had a tough 12-months in La Liga, suffering a number of injury problems and being booed by his OWN fans.
And Mourinho is hoping to persuade the ex-Tottenham ace to come back to the Premier League in a sensational £90m-plus deal.
The Red Devils are understood to have made enquiries over the availability of the 28-year-old this summer.
But Los Blancos chiefs made it clear he was NOT for sale, and would knock back any attempts or bids to sign him immediately.
It was however indicated that a deal might be able to be struck in 2018, and a huge offer would be considered.
Madrid see Marco Asensio and Isco as their stars of the future, and also have a number of youngsters coming through their ranks.
Mourinho has been an admirer of Bale for a number of years, and is keen to bring in another top level superstar with next year’s transfer kitty.
He even admitted he wanted to sign the former Southampton trainee last month.
And he was seen speaking to him in the tunnel during their US friendly this summer.
Bale started just 17 matches under Zinedine Zidane last year, despite signing a new deal at the club in October 2016.
He has scored a stunning 55 goals in 102 La Liga appearances for Real Madrid.
The Welshman joined them in an £85m record move from Spurs in 2013.