PSG prepare ‘world record’ bid for Real Madrid star

Paris Saint-Germain are prepared to make a world record transfer bid to land Real Madrid star Gareth Bale, say reports in Spain.

According to Diario Gol, the Parisians would be prepared to surpass the amount Manchester United paid Juventus for Paul Pogba last summer to land the 27-year-old forward.

Marca reported last week Madrid would be willing to sell the Welsh star – who has also been linked to Manchester United – to fund a deal for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe.

“PSG are interested in Bale and will be prepared to offer the same as they were prepared to offer for Neymar last year, €180m,” journalist Eduardo Inda is quoted as telling El Chiringuito de Jugones de Atresmedia.

Bale has suffered an injury-hit season and president Florentino Perez is said to be willing to sell the former Tottenham player, cashing in while his stock is still high and with the emergence of Isco and Marco Asensio.