Real Madrid will only sign Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe this summer if Gareth Bale leaves the Bernabeu, say reports in Spain.
According to Marca, Los Blancos would need to sell one of their star attacking players and the Welshman is likely to be the fall guy in Zinedine Zidane’s squad.
Bale, who has been once again linked with Manchester United in recent weeks, has clarified he is happy in Madrid even if he is not a first-team starter, but the reports believes he could be persuaded into a return to England.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema have ‘secure’ futures at the club while the emergence of Marco Asensio has left the former Southampton and Tottenham man’s future unsecure.
Madrid are ‘very keen’ on a deal for 18-year-old French forward Mbappe but Florentino Perez is now reportedly willing to sanction Bale’s sale to fund a deal.