Manchester United made every attempt to land former Tottenham star Gareth Bale last summer, it has been revealed. The Sunday Times says United tried to gazump Real Madrid's ultimately successful £85m bid for Bale last year with former manager David Moyes' blessing.

United intend to spend big this summer.

PSG striker Edinson Cavani, Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, Southampton fullback Luke Shaw and midfielder Adam Lallana, Bayern Munich's Toni Kroos and Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane are all on the shopping list.