Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has reportedly turned down a staggering £150 million move to Chelsea, which would have represented a world record transfer, as reported by the Daily Express.
Bale, who moved to Real last summer from Tottenham Hotspur, has recently been linked with a series of moves to Premier League sides.
Manchester United were one of his biggest admirers according to recent rumours, but the last few days have seen Bale linked with a surprise switch to Stamford Bridge.
Isco’s exceptional displays in midfield recently have cost Bale his place as a guaranteed first team starter for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.
As a result, Jose Mourinho was believed to be prepping a staggering bid to bring the Welsh international back to the Premier League.
The Blues had apparently earmarked £90 million to spend on his transfer, while also being willing to pay him a huge £60 million in wages over the course of a long term contract.
Reports in Spain now suggest Bale is keen to stay at Real and win his place back, ending hopes of a Chelsea move.