Bali United target former Real Madrid star Rafael van der Vaart

Former Real Madrid star Rafael van der Vaart has been targeted by Bali United, according to Indonesian media outlet TribunNews.

“This will definitely be a surprise for Bali United fans,” Bali president Pieter Tanuri said on Sunday. “We are still negotiating with the midfielder.”

In addition, Indonesia’s Dutch-born international Stefano Lilipaly is reportedly acting as the connection between Bali United and van der Vaart.

The former FIFA World Cup runner-up has been spending a season at Danish Superliga side’s FC Midtjylland since joining in 2016.

Meanwhile, after finishing second in 2017 Liga 1 season, Bali United are looking to strengthen their squad to make it through the qualification stages of next year’s the 2018 AFC Champions League.