Man Utd are expected to spend big in the summer transfer window as Jose Mourinho gets ready to strengthen his squad.
Manchester United are favourites to land Real Madrid star Gareth Bale - and outspend all of their Premier League rivals in the summer transfer window.
Bookmakers also have also pegged United as the joint most likely destination for Bale 's Real Madrid team-mate and former Old Trafford hero Cristiano Ronaldo .
Manager Jose Mourinho has never hidden his admiration for either player, but it is the younger Bale the Reds are pursuing.
While the Welshman's comments after the Champions League final concerning his future are seen as a green light for United to move for a player they have coveted for seasons, Ronaldo's similarly framed pronouncement that he will reveal his intentions soon have been interpreted as the superstar yet again maneuvering for position at the Bernabeu.
United are 6/4 favourites with BetStars to be Bale's next club, with his former club Tottenham (7/2), Chelsea (6/1), Bayern Munich (7/1) and PSG (8/1) also in the running.
And the same bookmakers feel the idea of Ronaldo returning to United isn't out of the question.
They have them as 5/2 joint favourites with PSG to be his next club with unnamed Chinese or MLS clubs both seen as a 6/1 chance.
The likelihood is he will remain as the crown prince of Madrid.
The acquisition of Bale is a more realistic prospect with BetStars director of trading Ian Marmion saying: “Following Bale’s comments, Europe’s top clubs have been put on high alert with Manchester United currently priced as the clear 6/4 favourites to land him."
Whether they land Bale or not, United are set to spend big this summer as Mourinho looks to counter City's runaway Premier League title success.
They are favourites to outspend all of their domestic rivals - and pull off the most expensive individual deal.
United are on the verge of a £50m move for Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred and have an interest in Lazio's in-demand Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
hey are rated as 2/1 favourites to be the Premier League club to spend the most money.
And United are 6/4 favourites to complete the most expensive Premier League transfer deal at 6/4.
City are 3/1, Tottenham 7/2, Liverpool 5/1, Chelsea 11/2 and Arsenal 8/1.
There is sure to be a huge amount of money spent across the planet in the next few months and the odds for the world record - the £200m PSG spent on Neymar - are a relatively short 7/4.