Gareth Bale
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Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale could be on the way to Manchester United this summer, if the Independent are to be believed.

According to the Independent, Bale is willing to make the move to Old Trafford, and Los Blancos could finally be prepared to cash-in on the Wales international.

The Independent believe that ‘influential figure’ at the Bernabeu hold the opinion that Bale could be sold this summer, and are attempting to persuade president Florentino Perez to part with him. The Independent note that this leaves a move to Man United more likely than it has ever been.

Chelsea should not sit around and watch one of the best players in the world join a direct rival. With the new Nike sponsorship, Premier League prize money, lucrative TV deal, Yokohama Tyres shirt sponsorship, sale of Oscar, and the rest – we will likely have plenty of cash to play with this summer. Why not spend it on a player who has already proven he can conquer the Premier League?

If we want to reaffirm our position as a European superpower, this is the sort of signing that we should be looking to make. Not only to keep him out of the grasp of Jose Mourinho, but he would also be an improvement on our current options at right-wing.

If Bale is, as the Independent report, on the market this summer – we should be front of the queue. Pay whatever it takes, just get it done.

 

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