According to a recent report from AS, Real Madrid may be willing to use Gareth Bale as a ‘makeweight’ in any potential deal for Paul Pogba. The reports of Pogba potentially making the move over to the Bernabeu only really started up in the last few days, after revealing that Real would be a dream club to play for. That has led to many pundits believing that a summer deal in the transfer window could be a realistic possibility, despite it seeming like he could remain at Manchester United now that the ship has been steadied at Old Trafford.

Bale, on the other hand, has seemingly been on his way out of Real for what feels like forever. The Welshman has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United for a good few years, too, which is one of the primary reasons as to why this deal actually makes sense for both parties.