Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is ready to battle any opposition to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium next summer.
According to a UK Sun report citing Daily Star, the 29-year-old former Tottenham star will not be leaving the Los Blancos, despite being repeatedly linked with Manchester United and Chelsea.
The Welsman Bale, who has claimed the UEFA Champions League four times since joining from the English topflight, is happy at Madrid and has no plans returning to the Premier League soon.
However, the Los Blancos are worried with Bale’s recurring injuries which has always kept him out of the team and are keen to offload him at the end of the current campaign.
Former Galaticos manager Zinedine Zidane was on the verge of selling the Welsh star last term before Los Blancos president Florentino Perez intervened.
And Perez’s interference contributed to the Frenchman sudden exit from the Spanish club last term.
However, Chelsea chiefs are keeping tabs on happenings at the Bernabeu considering Eden Hazard’s love for the Los Blancos incase the Belgian tenders request for a switch to the Spanish capital.
Interestingly, after Cristiano Ronaldo’s switch to Juventus, Los Blancos fans were looking forward to Bale to step up his game and become the new man of honour.
Sadly, recurring muscle injuries has not helped Bale, who has just one goal from five games as pressure continues to pile on new boss Julen Lopetegui.
Bale missed Wales’ defeat to Spain last Thursday and is not certain to face the Republic of Ireland on Tuesday.
Hopefully, the Los Blancos will be raying the Welshman man regains full fitness to play a role, when Levante come calling for the all-important La Liga duel at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.