Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale has denied having any interest in making a move to Manchester United in the summer, dealing a blow to Louis van Gaal’s side.
The Old Trafford club have heavily chased the Welsh forward since last summer, when David Moyes was pipped to his signature by the Spanish giants, despite the fact that Man Utd offered significantly more money.
The deal was already too far down the line for Bale’s destination to change.
There was a belief at Old Trafford that Bale could be tempted to return back to the Premier League with Man Utd.
As a result, they were lining up a £120 million move to sign him, a world transfer record breaking fee.
However, Bale himself has denied any interest in the switch, handing a boost to Real fans, who have seen him play an integral role in a period of success since his move from Spurs.
Bale said to Spanish paper Marca: “Manchester United? I’m happy in Madrid. I love the city, the weather and the club. I’m eager to win more silverware here.
“I have a contract with Real Madrid until 2019 and could remain for more years after the end of it.”