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Real Madrid's Bale refuses to rule out Bayern Munich move

Gareth Bale has struggled with numerous injuries this season. Credit: PA

Gareth Bale has not ruled out a move to Bayern Munich in the summer, but insists his only concern is to do well for Real Madrid.

Bale's future at the Bernabeu has been the subject of speculation for several months with a return to the Premier League a possibility.

The 28-year-old, who joined Real Madrid from Tottenham in September 2013 for a then world record transfer fee of £85million, said he was flattered to be linked with the Bundesliga champions.

"You can never rule out anything in football," Bale told the German newspaper Bild.

"Currently, I play football at Real Madrid and I enjoy that.

"Bayern have a fantastic squad and already in the past they have always been one of the most successful clubs in Europe.

"It's an honour for everyone to be linked with this club.

"But as of now I am a Real Madrid player."

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Madrid should sell Bale - Maradona

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Diego Maradona has told Real Madrid they should offload Gareth Bale and replace him with Kylian Mbappe.

Maradona, who starred for Argentina when they won the 1986 World Cup in Mexico, believes Real should cut their losses with Bale.

The Wales star cost Madrid a then world-record fee of £80million in 2013 but has missed the majority of this season through injury, while Mbappe is part of Paris St Germain's prolific strike force that includes Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Maradona made his feelings clear in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS when he said: "Bale? Let them sell Bale or give him away, although (Real president) Florentino (Perez) is less likely to give him away... but I think they had to sign Mbappe."

Bale has a chance to win over the Argentina legend when his Real Madrid side take on Gremio in the FIFA Club World Cup final in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.

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