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No need to tell Real Madrid I’m staying, says Bale


Gareth Bale PHOTO:AFP

Gareth Bale says his sole focus is preparing for the new season at Real Madrid, with a mooted move to Manchester United publicly stalling.

Bale has reportedly been earmarked by Madrid as a saleable asset as they look to raise funds for a move on Monaco prodigy Kylian Mbappe, who could cost the European champions an estimated €180 million.

After the winger helped Madrid overcome United 2-1 in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday, United boss Jose Mourinho said it was “game over” in their pursuit of the former Tottenham man. Florentino Perez has also insisted that last season’s double winners want to hold onto the 28-year-old . Having made just 27 appearances in yet another injury-punctuated season at the Santiago Bernabeu, Bale now hopes that he can work his way back into Zinedine Zidane’s plans.

“For me, I just want to concentrate now on getting fit, getting ready for the new season and playing as well as I can, ultimately,” he said.

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