Zinedine Zidane doesn’t believe Real Madrid will even entertain the idea of selling Gareth Bale this summer to Manchester United or any other club.
After some unrest in Spain, reports began to link Bale with a move back to the Premier League and Man United were the main club being associated with a move for him.
Despite any signs of potential unrest, Zidane insists Madrid do not sell their best players and rules out any potential exit for him.
“Real Madrid buy the best players in the world. They don’t sell them,” said Zidane.
“Of course other clubs will be interested in him, he would improve any squad in the world, but the president has said he is not for sale and that is because he is not for sale. That will be the answer to Manchester United or any other club that asks the question.
“He was a big part of our success last season especially in the Champions League, and as we look to defend our title I am sure he will play a successful part again.”
There may well be little chance of Bale leaving Madrid but Zidane seems to be ignoring the fact that both Mesut Ozil and Angel di Maria were two of the best players in the world when Madrid sold them, which goes to show it isn’t impossible.
Paul Scholes has already buttered Bale up by saying he’d be loved at Man United and fans would certainly love to see him join.