‘Madrid still love Bale’ – agent

Gareth Bale has no plans to leave Real Madrid while the club still ‘love’ the player, according to the Welshman’s agent Jonathan Barnett.

Speculation has intensified in recent weeks that the 28-year-old will leave the Bernabeu this summer, while he played no part in last week’s 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first leg victory at Juventus.

“Gareth is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid and Real Madrid love Gareth,” Barnett is cited as saying by ESPN FC.

“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.”

Bale joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 in a €90m deal, and he has been linked with a move to Manchester United.

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