REAL MADRID star Gareth Bale is negotiating a secret summer deal with Inter Milan, according to stunning reports in Spain.
Bale appears likely to leave Real Madrid in the summer with his time at the Bernabeu marked by injuries.
Although he has scored 14 goals in 33 appearances, the Welshman looks set to be one of a number of faces that Zinedine Zidane looks set to dispense with.
Manchester United have been long-standing admirers of Bale, with Jose Mourinho keen to bring him to Old Trafford.
Recent reports have suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo is aware that United want Bale, so much so, he supposedly thinks they already have an idea of what squad number to give him.
Gareth Bale could leave Real Madrid in the summer
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale negotiating secret summer deal with Inter Milan
But now, according to Spanish publication Don Balon, Inter Milan appear to be sneaking up on United.
The report suggests that Bale is negotiating a summer deal behind Florentino Perez’s back and Inter want him.
It is also said they feel he can strike up a good partnership with Mauro Icardi, who was once a target for Real.
Inter want Gareth Bale to partner Mauro Icardi up front
Chelsea have also been monitoring Bale’s situation.
Reports emerged last week indicating the Blues tabled a £51million bid, but Perez knocked it back as he deemed it too low.
Real, meanwhile, are preparing themselves for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash away to Bayern Munich tomorrow (7.45pm).