GARETH BALE has reportedly told Real Madrid he has no intention of leaving this summer.
The Welshman has endured a rocky season in which he has been attacked by the Spanish press and booed by his own fans.
But AS reports Bale, 29, will refuse to leave no matter what as Manchester United lead the interested parties.
Zinedine Zidane knows he need to overhaul his squad after a poor season both domestically and in Europe.
And with Bale currently Los Blancos’ highest earner on £500,000 a week, the former Tottenham ace is on the chopping block.
Reports in Spain have suggested Bernabeu chiefs are considering a loan move as no clubs have come forward with firm interest for the £150million-rated forward,
Prem clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea and Man City are said to have shown no interest in acquiring the ex-Tottenham star.
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Now, Real are believed to be considering a short-term exit with the option to purchase – similar to what they offered Bayern Munich in 2017 for James Rodriguez.
The German giants signed Rodriguez on a two-year loan, paying Real £6m for the Colombian each season with the option to make the deal permanent for £36m.
But Bale is content with life in Madrid with his family and would be under no obligation to leave this summer.