Jose Mourinho is scared that Manchester United's hierarchy could be put of Real Madrid's Gareth Bale because of the cost of the transfer following his stunning show in the Champions League final.
Despite the fact Bale wants to leave Madrid, Los Blancos are now in a good position to get a lot of money for him and in England there are talks of the operation costing 380 million euros.
Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, will meet with Madrid president Florentino Perez to discuss the player's future but Perez, who signed the Wales star for 100 million euros in 2016, is in a strong selling position. He could demand a lot for the player, who has a contract until 2022.
Even though Perez will let Bale go for the right price, United are aware they will have to spend a lot to push the signing through. In fact, the English press say the transfer and Bale's salary over four years would cost the club 380 million euros, an absurd figure.
Bale would cost around 200 million euros, while his salary would be something like 700,000 euros a week, similar to what Lionel Messi earns at Barcelona. That's around 38 million euros a season. Numbers that Mourinho, who would love to sign Bale, fears could put the club off.