Bale insisting on Madrid stay?

Gareth Bale is set to disappoint Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City by insisting on staying with Real Madrid.

The Welshman has come under fire in recent weeks both from fans and the media after some below-par performances, particularly in the Clasico at Barcelona last weekend.

However, according to the Daily Express, he has already informed the three Premier League clubs interested in his signature for next season that he wants to remain in the Spanish capital and ride out the storm.

Bale is set to play for Wales against Israel in a Euro 2016 qualifier this Saturday, yet teammate Joe Allen says the former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton star appears not to have been affected by a difficult week, in which he also saw his car attacked by irate fans.

“He’s just the same as usual. He’s a world-class player who shows that in every minute of every session,” said Liverpool midfielder Allen.

“I don’t get the impression these kind of things faze him. It comes with the territory at a club like Real Madrid and I doubt it has too much influence on him.”

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