CHELSEA have reportedly had a massive €128 million bid for Real Madrid star Gareth Bale rejected. 

The Welsh winger has been linked with a move back to the UK, with Manchester United also allegedly lining up a bid.

It is claimed that Chelsea lodged the bid with Real last week but saw it dismissed in no uncertain terms.

Manchester United have reportedly set aside a similar fee and set to offer goalkeeper David De Gea as part of the deal.