The amount corresponds with the Neymar clause that both Real and PSG valued paying the previous summer (192m euros). Remarkably, 80,000 fans turned up at Santiago Bernabéu to welcome Ronaldo in his official presentation.
However, the main reason why Madrid has not intensified the negotiation has been not so much because of the economic demands of Monaco, as the sporting guidelines of Zidane. Juventus were interested in the Frenchman and he moved to Turin where he became one of the best players in Italy.
Zidane does not want four big names competing for three places in his Galactico attack.
Considering that managing the allocation of minutes between them would cause excessive conflict, it would also affect the opportunities of players called to play an important role, such as Asensio or Isco.
The tabloid note that the Premier League champions have the financial power to bring Bale to West London this summer.
Geoffrey Kondogbia has asked to leave Inter and is expected to attract Premier League interest. There are not many better clubs in the world than Real Madrid. This latest twist by Real Madrid may see that United effectively end the pursuit of the wideman, who may be keen to return back to England, as his Spanish adventure looks to be on a downward spiral.
That would leave Manchester United in a strong position to negotiate with Madrid.
As a result, they are happy to cash in on him, and have supposedly told the former Tottenham star that he will be the fall guy should Mbappe arrive.
Bale will be a quality addition to the United squad, as his pace and technical abilities will be of great asset to the team and in particular, Romelu Lukaku.
Mourinho remains confident of sealing a sensational deal to sign the Wales international before the transfer window closes.