Are Adidas pushing for Gareth Bale to join Manchester United?
According to the Express, United's new kit suppliers Adidas who are pumping in a staggering £750 million over the next 10 years are also pushing for Wales international Bale to join United.
He is one of the company’s A listers and they believe that Bale and United is the perfect fit in terms of marketing.
With £59.7 million Angel Di Maria heading for Paris Saint-Germain Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal’s desire to make a ‘galactico’ signing has grown even stronger
United would like Barcelona’s Pedro, whose release clause is £22 million, to help bolster the squad for a concerted Premier League title challenge but that won’t dampen the urge to bring in former Tottenham flyer Bale.
The fact that Real Madrid would want all of the £86 million - and more - to part with the 26-year-old, is not putting off the Old Trafford hierarchy led by executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.
The Express report that 'They(United) are prepared to smash the Bale world record fee to snatch a player they feel could help them win the Premier League.
'United will push for Bale right up until the transfer window closes hoping that the Spaniards will relent, especially if the Bernabeu fans once again turn on him. Also in the knowledge they are desperate to sign keeper David de Gea
Louis van Gaal has not given up his pursuit of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale just yet.'
It's no secret that Van Gaal insists United are missing at least one big piece of his jig-saw – the top player, his galactico to make the title difference.