Mourinho Says He Would "Fight" To Sign Gareth Bale From Real Madrid

But will they let him go?

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Can you hear that? That's the sound of the old wooden doors of the transfer window starting to creak as they ready themselves to shut in just 23 days.

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho can certainly hear it. And despite already signing Romelu Lukaku and Nemanja Matic, he isn't finished quite yet.

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The 'Special One' has said he will "fight with other coaches" to sign Gareth Bale if Real Madrid are willing to sell the former Spurs star.

The ongoing saga of whether Madrid will cash in on Bale and sell him to United reportedly rests on the Spanish side securing Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe, causing a stale-mate between the two teams.

As the two clubs prepare to face each other in the Uefa Super Cup this evening. Mourinho admitted, "if [Bale] plays, it is the clearest signal that he is staying there."

He also said that the Welshmen featuring in the squad would mean, "he is in the plans of the coach and the club, and it is in his own plans and ambitions to stay there".

"Then I won't even think about it," he added. "If he is not in the club's plans and it is true that a player like Bale is at the departure gate, I will try to be there waiting for him at the other side."

Live footage of Mourinho attempting to secure Bale

Bale signed a new contract to remain with Madrid until 2022 last October but has made just 17 league starts after being replaced by Isco during his injury spell and beyond.

But the fight Mourinho's angling for may be on, as Ian Wright has suggested his former club Tottenham should do everything in their power to stop him joining the Red Devils.

"If I'm [Tottenham chairman] Daniel Levy I'm doing everything I can to get him back to Spurs," Wright said on BBC Radio 5 live's Monday Night Club.

"He's got three Champions League medals. What's he going to United for, to win another Champions League? Spurs could be saying: 'Why don't you come here and take us to the next level?'" he added.

We know someone who might have something to say about that.

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