5 5 1. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) – see more of the latest transfer rumours on Manchester United by clicking the arrow above, right – United’s interest in Bale stretches back to David Moyes’ short tenure in Manchester, and he firmly remains on their transfer wish list under Louis van Gaal. The Wales ace won’t come cheap, but having been cash-friendly over the past two seasons, it’s not too farfetched to think the Red Devils could go all out and test the resolve of Real. 2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) – Red Devils to tempt Portuguese back to Old Trafford? – Bale isn’t the only player from the Santiago Bernabeu the Red Devils are monitoring, but this one is slightly more familiar. Ronaldo is constantly linked with a return to Old Trafford and, as with Bale, United are currently preparing a lucrative offer for the Portugal captain. The 31-year-old has recently insisted he is happy with Los Blancos, but it doesn’t seem to have deterred interest. 5 Manchester United could address their ‘boring’ style of football in the January transfer window, should the reports be believed.It has recently been claimed the Red Devils want to add ‘two elite players’ to their squad.Could it be Gareth Bale and Neymar?Click the arrow above, right, to find out along with all the other rumours.MAN UNITED TEAM NEWS: PREDICTED SIDE TO PLAY BOURNEMOUTH IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE 5 5 3. John Stones (Everton) – United to make Toffees star world’s most expensive defender? – Look away now, Chelsea fans! Nearing the end of the summer transfer window, Stones handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to Stamford Bridge. The Toffees stood firm, however, and it now seems the Blues will have to compete with more clubs should their interest remain. United are allegedly readying a record-breaking £50m offer, which if accepted, would make the 21-year-old the most expensive defender in the world. 4. Neymar (Barcelona) – La Liga giants to be tested with £150m bid in January? – The Red Devils have been linked with a staggering £150m move for Neymar, and are even prepared to table the world-record bid in January. However, reports suggest that United are worried the intensity of the Premier League may not appeal to the forward. 5. Wayne Rooney – United captain to move abroad? – It seems the England international’s Old Trafford exit could happen sooner rather than later. Reports claim that Chinese side Shanghai SIPG are the latest club interested in prising Rooney away from the Premier League, and they are preparing an offer of £25m per-year over three years to tempt him the striker to sign a deal.