Real Madrid and Manchester United preparing a game-changing swap deal and other transfer news and rumours of the day - 15th October, 2017
Hello and welcome to Sportskeeda's latest transfer news and rumours roundup. Today's stories feature the latest update on some of the major happenings in the world of football which may change the complexion of a few clubs. So let's head right in and take a look at the major happenings across Europe that made headlines on October 15, 2017:
Real Madrid and Manchester United preparing a sensational swap deal
The Daily Mirror has claimed that Manchester United have received a boost in their pursuit of long-term target Gareth Bale with Real Madrid ready to sell the Welshman at around £85 million next summer.
But it is now being understood that United's interest in Bale will come at a huge price. The tabloid has written that Real Madrid will demand David De Gea to be included in any business for Gareth Bale, which is surely going to be a game-changing transfer.
David De Gea is currently one of the best in his position and has often flirted with the proposition of going back to Spain. United know that De Gea is fixated on a return to Madrid and believe that he will demand a transfer sooner rather than later.
FC Barcelona want Virgil Van Dijk
Liverpool are set to battle against FC Barcelona in yet another transfer market with the Daily Star reporting that the Catalans have entered the race for Southampton's Virgil Van Dijk.
The Spanish giants recently watched the centre back in action during the international break and see the Dutchman as a perfect ball playing defender for the club. Van Dijk is desperate to leave Southampton with the Saints demanding a record fee of around £60 million.