Manchester City are looking to enter the race for Gareth’s Bale signature, who has also been linked to Chelsea and Manchester United. According to Manchester Evening News, City are eyeing the Welshman and could splash decent amounts of cash to acquire his services.

Although a move for Bale in the January transfer window, looks highly unlikely as Bale himself has shunned rumors, City could enter a battle which consist of contenders such as Chelsea and Manchester United, come Summer.

Bale’s agent David Manasseh recently played down the transfer speculation.

He said: “Rubbish! Rumours of a of a possible transfer of Gareth Bale are absolute garbage!

“It is simply not true that Gareth Bale wants to return to the Premier League in any way. Things are going well in Madrid and he wants to continue playing for Madrid.”

Still, City are likely to lure Gareth Bale and mount a serious bid to acquire his services come Summer, according to reports. 

However, City’s financial power is likely to mean they could meet Real’s £90m valuation.Worries over Financial Fair Play would be allayed by numerous departures during what is likely to be a busy transfer window at the Etihad next summer.

Manchester City would be looking to re-energize their ailing squad which is already exposed to defensive frailties and lack of attacking qualities. With Yaya Toure withering in form and injury worries to Edin Dzeko and Vincent Kompany, City could be in for a very hard time this season, as they are already six points adrift of league leaders Chelsea and are favorites to not qualify for the latter stages of the Champions League.

The other team in Manchester, Manchester United have once again landed in uncharted territories. After a failed campaign last season, which saw the Red Devils not qualify for any European competition, Manchester United have once again followed the path of last year’s campaign.

Sitting at seventh with sixteen points, Manchester United looks like a former shadow of it’s glory days, and although Manchester United has acquired world class player in the form of Angel di Maria and Falcao, the Red Devils still look far from a fluid and composed side.

Manchester United like Manchester City would be looking to cement their respective attacking options. However, according to reports Real Madrid have asked Manchester United to include goalkeeper David de Gea in their bid for Gareth Bale.

With de Gea’s inclusion looking unlikely, Manchester City could be given the green light and could gun for Bale’s signature with United completely out of the picture.

However, the final decision still remains with the Welshman – wether he wants to fight for his place or head back to the Premier League, which once accommodated him.