Report: Chelsea joins Man United as contender for Real’s Gareth Bale

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It’s been some time since Gareth Bale has played in England’s top flight — four years to be exact — but could a Premier League return be in the Welshman’s future?

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There’s been noted interest from Manchester United in the past, however, another PL side is emerging as a potential contender in the Bale sweepstakes.

According to the Sunday Express, Chelsea is becoming a strong contender in signing Bale, as the Real Madrid winger’s future is uncertain with the Spanish champions intent on acquiring Kylian Mbappe.

Real president Florentino Perez is reportedly looking for at least $117 million for Bale’s release, which would go a long way in helping the club pay for the acquisition of Mbappe.

If Madrid does in fact sign Mbappe, it would surely spell the end for Bale at the Santiago Bernabeu despite having a strong four-plus seasons with the club.

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Bale has registered 67 goals in all competitions for the Madridistas since joining the club in 2013, and played a role in the team’s three UEFA Champions League titles over a four-year run.