After seeing Paris Saint-Germain are going to pay Neymar's 222 million euro clause, the owners of Monaco are trying to squeeze Real a bit more.
The Red Devils have already signed three world class players this summer.
Real have a firm interest in Mbappé but have informed Bale they are unlikely to attempt to buy the 18-year-old striker in the near future.
Both Bale and Neymar were both expected to give the Madrid/Barcelona rivalry another dimension with expected to also challenge Ronaldo & Messi for the spots of being the 'ace' of their teams. And while Bale is still far away from Old Trafford, this is the closest he has been to join the side in recent months.
The talk of Real Madrid pursuing Monaco's Kylian Mbappe, and how that acquisition would then make Bale expendable, has ramped up speculation that Bale could leave the Santiago Bernabeu. Last season, Real played some brilliant football without the Welshman in the XI, with Isco excelling in his position. Based on his amazing debut season, it's no shock Madrid are said to be especially keen on him.
For Zidane, the good atmosphere in the squad is fundamental to achieving his goals. Even if Bale wants to move, there is a high probability that Real will play hard ball.
Coincidentally, the Reds face the Hornets at Vicarage Road on the opening Saturday of the season. He's been unable to dethrone Ronaldo as the man in Madrid and has found himself looking on the outside looking in. He continues to target Internazionale's Ivan Perisic as the man he wants to strengthen his forward line, with the manager having reservations about Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial.
This is not the first time - and not the last - that we hear 'Bale to United'.
"Bakayako, it remains to be seen if he can be that positional player that Matic was".
As per same report, it is believed Premier League giants, Chelsea and Manchester United could be interested in taking him back to England, as the player inwardly accepts that his Spanish adventure may be over.
Fahey went on to spend four years at the club and won the League Cup in 2011.