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Liverpool have joined rivals Manchester United in pursuit of Welsh winger Gareth Bale according to Don Balon.
The Welsh international has been heavily linked to a move back to the Premier League with Real Madrid said to be growing impatient with Bale’s constant injury woes.
Liverpool have the funds with the recent sale of Coutinho for £142m and are looking to replace him.
Manager Jurgen Klopp is prepared to pay up to €100m for the 28-year-old winger.
Meanwhile, vice chairman Ed Woodward is said to be keen to bring Gareth Bale to Manchester even after signing Alexis Sanchez. However, Marca claim that manager Jose Mourinho is reportedly not keen on the deal and feels it would overload the squad to bring Sanchez and Bale in.
Mourinho feels the money could be better spent on other positions and is not keen to add another winger to the squad. He has even told United bosses of his reluctance to sign Bale but the board are said to be eager to add another big name to the United squad.
Bale could cost United £84m to bring in him but apparently the price has not put off United bosses despite being on the verge of signing Sanchez.
United, are of course, on the verge of completing the deal for Alexis Sanchez and it’s said he should be unveiled in the next 24 hours.
Bale can play on the left, centre or right of a front three and has scored four goals and made one assist from eight appearances this season.