Manchester United transfer news and rumours: Is Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale Old Trafford bound?
Last Updated: 18/01/18 8:24am
All the latest Man Utd transfer news and rumours from across the British and European press on Thursday, January 18.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has reportedly told the club he is on his way to United, according to reports in the Daily Express.
The Welshman, 28, is currently contracted to the European and Spanish champions until the summer of 2020.
Meanwhile, United have begun talks with David de Gea over a new long-term contract to ward off interest from Madrid, says the Daily Telegraph.
Los Blancos have been consistently linked with the Spain goalkeeper.
Elsewhere, Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez is set to become Britain's first £500,000-a-week player after agreeing a £118.3m contract to join United, reports the Sun.
The Chilean's deal with the Gunners runs out at the end of the season.
United are pondering allowing full-back Matteo Darmian to leave Old Trafford in the January transfer window, says the Independent.
Both AC Milan and Valencia are understood to be keen on signing the Italy international.
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