Real Madrid are reportedly willing to let Gareth Bale go to Manchester United so they can sign AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappé.

The French youngster, who has been linked with Arsenal after his impressive performances in both the Champions League and Monaco’s title triumph, is apparently a top target of Spanish giants Real Madrid, reports the Daily Star.

However, with Mbappé reportedly expressing reservations over the amount of playing time he would get if he moved to Madrid, as well as the high transfer fee required to bring the Frenchman to the Bernabéu, Los Blancos are considering selling Bale to fund the move and free up space in the squad.

Manchester United are one of the few teams able to afford an £88m move for the Welsh international. However, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic gone and Wayne Rooney linked with an Everton return, it seems more likely they’d save their money for a striker.

Any move will probably rely most on the decision of Mbappé. If he wants Madrid, the club would probably sign him regardless of what happens with Bale. But if they need to sell the former Spurs man to guarantee Mbappé a starting place, I wouldn’t put that past them either.