Gareth Bale is expected to stay at Real Madrid and will be trusted to be ‘the successor to Cristiano Ronaldo’ according to reports.
The 29-year-old returned to the club’s first-team training on Monday and is expected to hold talks with new Coach Julen Lopetegui.
Bale will seek assurances that he will become a starter again, having spent much of last season out of the starting fold under Zinedine Zidane.
The Guardian report Manchester United – to whom the forward had been linked – are not optimistic that the player still wishes to leave the Bernabeu this summer.
Ronaldo’s €100m exit to Juventus has now ‘opened the door’ for Bale to take his role at the Bernabeu despite the continued emergence of Isco and Marco Asensio.