Such was their dominance the Blues, who won the League Cup in March, led from the opening round of fixtures and Neville has warned that their domestic dominance will only increase if they sign Bale.
"If he [Bale] does become available, if Chelsea win that battle and let's say they lose Oscar, or Ramires, or a player like that for £50-60 million, and they get him [Bale] for a net cost of £25m I think the rest of the teams are in trouble for the next couple of years, I really do,” said Neville on Sky Sports.
Jose Mourinho has won the Premier League in both of his spells at Stamford Bridge
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Bale, signed by Real Madrid for £85.3m from Tottenham in 2013, has endured a difficult second season in Madrid, leading to speculation that he could be interested in a move back to the Premier League.
Bale’s performances in the Spanish capital have been under intense scrutiny with his car coming under attack from Real supporters in the wake of the 2-1 Clasico defeat to bitter rivals Barcelona back in March.
Neville is absolutely right: were Chelsea to add Bale to their ranks then domestically they would be practically unstoppable. His searing pace and vicious shot from distance would add another dimension to Chelsea’s myriad of current options. However, there is a big if, and that if is whether Chelsea could pull off a deal for the former Tottenham man. Bale is said to favour a move to Old Trafford while David de Gea interests Real, so, in principle, there are grounds for a deal between United and Real should Bale ever decide to move back to England.