Transfer Talk: Bale linked with Stamford Bridge move

'Chelsea want me?' Gareth Bale seems surprised
'Chelsea want me?' Gareth Bale seems surprised

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a British record bid to bring Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale back to the Premier League. We should point out though that this is a Rob Shepherd special...

Manchester City and Manchester United will both rival Chelsea for Bale's signature as the player is thought to be wanting a return to the Premier League after coming in for some criticism from a section of the Real fans this season.

The Daily Mail is claiming Blues chief Jose Mourinho will meet Real's £71 million asking price as the Spanish giants are willing to take a £14 million loss on the Wales international who joined in a world record £85 million move in summer 2013.

Manchester City and Manchester United will both rival Chelsea for Bale's signature as the player is thought to be wanting a return to the Premier League after coming in for some criticism from a section of the Real fans this season.

Staying with Real Madrid and their decision to move for River Plate goalkeeper Augusto Batalla means they will not firm up their interest in Manchester United's David De Gea.

The European champions have been heavily linked with a move to take the 24-year-old back to Spain in the summer following his impressive campaign in which has has played a key role in keeping United on course for a top-four Champions League place.

However The Express is reporting that Real are not willing to pay out £50 million for his signature and River Plate's president Rodolfo D'Onofrio has revealed that they are set to take Argentina U-20s goalkeeper Batalla on a one-year loan.

He told Spanish paper Sport: "The contract is still not signed, but in June Augusto Batalla will go to Real Madrid for a year, with the option to buy for a high price at the end of that year."

Meanwhile Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino is looking to secure a deal to sign Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine star Ezequiel Lavezzi.

The Sun claims Pochettino will offer £15 million for his fellow compatriot but reining Spanish champions Atletico Madrid will fight them all the way for his signature.

Liverpool are looking to bolster their right-back options in the summer with the Daily Star suggesting that Brendan Rodgers keeping tabs on Newcastle's Dutch international Daryl Janmaat as a potential long-term replacement for Glen Johnson.

Remaining with Liverpool and Portuguese newspaper Ojogo is expecting Rodgers to make a move for Benfica's 24-year-old winger Eduardo Salvio after hearing that the buy-out clause inserted in his contract has now been reduced.

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