Manchester United are set to launch an audacious bid to land Gareth Bale on loan.

Real Madrid are desperately trying to ditch the Welsh winger after boss Zinedine Zidane made it clear that Bale has no future at the Bernabeu. But there have been no takers so far — with both Man United and Bale’s former club Tottenham rejecting Madrid’s invitation to make a £75million bid.

United, however, are prepared to take the 29-year-old on a season-long loan with an option to extend the deal by a further 12 months. That would enable Madrid to slash up to £50m off their wage bill over the course of the next two seasons.

And United are also be willing to pay a loan fee to further tempt the fallen Spanish giants, who finished just third this season — a massive 19 points behind bitter rivals and champions Barcelona.