Gareth Bale has been distanced from links to Manchester United, with his agent saying “Gareth loves Real Madrid and Real Madrid love Gareth”.
Amid another injury-hit season at Santiago Bernabeu, the 28-year-old has once again seen his future called into question.
United are long-standing admirers of the Wales international and are reported to be considering a big-money approach for a man who has previously sparkled in the Premier League at Tottenham.
Bale has, however, received support from Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane of late and his representative, Jonathan Barnett, has now sought to bring an end to the ongoing exit rumours.
He told ESPN FC: “Gareth is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid, and Real Madrid love Gareth.
“All this talk about leaving is written by reporters who have no idea what is going on and who need to write something and don’t care if it is true or not.”