Manchester United will end their interest in Real Madrid star Gareth Bale unless the La Liga champions half their valuation of the Welshman, the Mirror reports.

Madrid are very keen to cash in on the player with the aim of raising funds for Pairs Saint-Germain forward Neymar or Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne as they look to cut the gap at the top of La Liga from Barcelona which stands at eight points.

Los Blancos are asking for £10o million for the player but this isn’t something United would be keen on with Bale turning 29 next year. The former Tottenham man has also been plagued by injuries over the past couple of seasons.

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United remain confident that they can secure a cut-price deal for Bale but, in order to get one, they may have to lose world-class goalkeeper David De Gea who they value at £60m and could be included in a potential swap deal.