In what represents first for bwinbetting.com’s transfer elevenses column, the entirety of today’s missive is dedicated to a single slice of gossip that dwarfs its back-page rivals.
The Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester United could tempted to sell David de Gea to Real Madrid as part of a deal bringing Gareth Bale the other way.
Hasty number crunching from the bwin odds moguls has the chances of both men having swapped clubs by September 2015 priced up at as short as 1/2.
As might be expected from a potential exchange involving one the world’s best goalkeepers and a bona fide ‘galactico’ forward the figures involved are astronomical.
The MEN reports the Los Blancos would be expected to far exceed the current record fee for a goalkeeper (the £32.6m Juventus paid Parma for Gianluigi Buffon in 2001) in order to bring in the Red Devils custodian.
United are by no means keen to cash in on their in-form stopper, however the fact that Real are understood to be willing to listen to offers for Bale at the end of the season may sway the English club, who are long-term admirers of the Welshman.
Los Merengues are looking to recoup roughly the circa-£85m that they sent Tottenham’s way for the 25-year-old back in 2013.
According to the Evening News, by valuing De Gea at in excess of £40m the Reds may be able to bring Bale in for cash outlay of not far beyond £40m.
De Gea kept his eighth clean sheet of the season in United’s 2-0 victory over QPR at Loftus Road and he’s 19/20 to underscore a win to nil when Leicester City visit old Trafford next weekend.
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