GARETH BALE wants a Manchester United switch next season but needs to lower his wage demands, according to reports.
The Welshman came off the bench to win the Champions League for Real Madrid against Liverpool – his fourth title in five years.
But his comments after the game were his clearest warning yet to Zinedine Zidane.
Bale, 28, said: “I need to be playing week in, week out, and that’s not happened this season.
“I had an injury five, six weeks into the season but I’ve been fit ever since.
“I have to sit down with my agent in the summer and discuss it.”
United have long-standing interest in Bale dating back to 2012 – before he joined Real Madrid.
But after last night’s double, the Dragons star’s value will have shot up – even before his wage demands are taken into account.
And The Independent claims Old Trafford chiefs will not sanction a deal for the injury-hit ace at current prices.
Jose Mourinho signed Alexis Sanchez on a mega-money deal in January and is likely to prioritise other areas this summer.
But bringing in Bale would be a huge boost for United – especially after last night’s heroics.
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That’s because the Dream Team World Cup game is coming ahead of this summer’s tournament.
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The game officially launches on June 1 – but you can pre-register for the game now.
If you’re an existing Dream Team customer the World Cup game now appears in the app or you can enter here, but if you’re not follow these simple steps:
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