"I never felt a desire from him to leave, so why lose time and energy on that?" He's been unable to dethrone Ronaldo as the man in Madrid and has found himself looking on the outside looking in. Despite his injuries, the Welshman still has a lot to offer and can be a formidable addition to any side.
However, Real Madrid are confident about signing Mbappe as they got the player's word he would join back in June. The new signings have been the focus of attention, but the club have some talented youngsters that have impressed during the friendly matches.
However, Bale's future at the Bernabeu has been cast in doubt in recent weeks as speculation is intensifying that Zinedine Zidane is ready to cash-in on the 28-year-old this summer. "We are winning trophies and I am happy", Bale was reported as saying by FourFourTwo in June.
The Portuguese preener has made it clear he hasn't finished dabbling in the transfer market but attempts to prise Perisic from Inter failed with Metro claiming the Italian outfit couldn't resist "playing hard ball over a fee".
The Sun claim Monaco are to test Arsenal's resolve with a £45million bid for contract rebel ALEXIS SANCHEZ.
The final addition made so far is Victor Lindelof.
United have been eyeing Bale since his time as a left-back at Southampton.
In truth, it is highly unlikely Daniel Levy would sanction such an expensive move for an ageing and injury prone player with no resale value, especially when their is a new stadium being built. David De Gea has stayed for another season, which is a huge boost. Check out the latest deals and potential deals here. "Both are extraordinary players who make the difference for our team". The arrival of Romelu Lukaku will guarantee goals. United will rotate and they will have plenty of other options in the squad.
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But plenty more deals are likely to be completed before the window slams shut. The Blancos manager is understood to be extremely keen on recruiting his compatriot and is willing to break up BBC along the way.
At the same time, Marca have said that Man United have "shown interest" in landing Bale, while "Chelsea also seem interested". It was a campaign that showcased the club's weaknesses which have hindered the club's challenge for the title. Actually Real Madrid wanted to sign Ronaldo in 2008, but Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson refused to let his best player leave.