Manchester United fans in the Football Transfer Tavern are encouraged to hear that the club have made such a big offer after the Daily Express revealed that Real Madrid had rejected the Red Devils’ £110m bid for Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane.
The Los Blancos duo are supposedly unhappy at the Bernabeu due to the fact that the Frenchman is playing second fiddle to Sergio Ramos and Pepe.
Whilst Bale has been made a scapegoat throughout this season and has been bullied by fans and the Spanish press.
Despite this being an ambitious bid, from a United perspective, Louis van Gaal is clearly testing the water as he is aware that Madrid are keen on signing David De Gea.
The Red Devils are determined to get something in return for their world-class goalkeeper.
But Madrid look reluctant to give anything away as they are playing catch up to their in form arch rivals, Barcelona.