Zinedine Zidane has told Real Madrid’s president, Florentino Perez, he would like Gareth Bale to stay past the summer transfer window.
He has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho talking to him before the pre-season clash in the tunnel, claiming he hadn’t been able to buy the Welshman as they haven’t spoken.
Man United have also held a long-standing interest in the 28-year-old and reports claim a deal could be possible as Real hope to move forward with their world-record bid for Kylian Mbappe.
Speaking about a potential deal, Zidane has urged Perez not to sell any of the players in the squad.
“I’m relaxed and I’m delighted with the squad,” he said.
“We have the best, we won and we want to do the same again.
“The squad is very good and I don’t want changes. It’s only Cristiano [Ronaldo] who isn’t with us [on pre-season] but we know that it’s going to be a difficult year.
“Everyone will want to win and that’s more beautiful for us.”
Zidane has been unable to guarantee that Bale will stay with the Spanish champions this summer, however, there has always been a very slim chance of him leaving.
Bale would be an exceptional player but he seems set on life in Spain and will be focused on performing to the best of his abilities.