Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale will be allowed to leave the club this summer, writes the well-informed Duncan Castles for the Daily Record.
The Daily Record report that Los Blancos are prepared to part with the Welsh superstar in order to fund their pursuit of AS Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappe.
Manchester United may seem like a suitable destination for Bale, but the Daily Record claim that the Red Devils are unlikely to be in the running to sign him this summer.
It was reported at the tail end of last season by the Express that Antonio Conte informed Roman Abramovich that he wanted to bring Bale to Stamford Bridge this summer, and if the Daily Record’s report is accurate, Chelsea may well have a clear run at signing him.
If Chelsea are serious about re-establishing themselves as a European superpower after a year watching from the sidelines, Bale is the sort of player we should be targeting. If he is for sale this summer, we ought to be right in the mix.