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Gareth Bale clears up future amid Man United interest

Gareth Bale has no intention of cutting short his spell at Real Madrid despite rumoured interest from the likes of Man United.

Bale is keen to win more trophies with Real Madrid. Credit: PA

But the former Spurs forward has refused to rule out a return to England one day, as he targets further trophies with the Spanish giants.

The Wales star has consistently been linked with a return to the Premier League, with fresh speculation in the wake of Madrid's stunning 4-0 home loss to arch-rivals Barcelona on Saturday, but believes he has plenty still to achieve in the Spanish capital.

He said in an interview with several national newspapers:

My plan when I first started playing football was to try to reach the pinnacle - and Real Madrid is the pinnacle.

Now I'm here, I want to win trophies and to win titles, and just do the best I can for my career. I will never say never when it comes to going back to the Premier League, because you don't know what the future holds.

But I am enjoying my time here. I am very happy.

– Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale



Euro 2016 qualification top of Bale's agenda

Gareth Bale celebrates scoring the winner against Belgium on Friday. Credit: PA

Helping Wales get to their first major tournament since 1958 is top of Gareth Bale's wish list for next season, he has said.

The 25-year-old marked his 50th international appearance on Friday with the only goal against Belgium to take Wales to within touching distance of Euro 2016.

The Real Madrid forward's strike moved Chris Coleman's side three points clear at the top of Group B with four games remaining.

I think everybody knows how much I want to get to a major tournament with Wales. It's top of my list now. It's on, so we'll keep working hard to do it.

We know what position we're in and we're going to enjoy this.

We know there's still a long way to go. We can enjoy now, but when the next camp comes around we will be straight back on the floor.

We will be working hard on the training field and ready to do the business.

– Gareth Bale

Video: Bale abused by Real Madrid fans after Euro exit

Gareth Bale was subjected to a flurry of verbal abuse from Real Madrid fans as he drove home following last night's Champions League exit.

The Welsh winger scored the winner in last year's final, but missed a string of chances on Wednesday as the holders crashed out 3-2 on aggregate against Juventus.

A number of supporters were heard shouting "mother f*****" and "son of a b****" as the former Spurs pulled away from the Bernabeu.

In today's top rumours, there are suggestions a deal to bring Bale to Man United this summer is 'almost done'.

Bale defends form as Real Madrid crash out of Europe

Gareth Bale sounded a defiant tone regarding his own form after missing a string of chances in Real Madrid's aggregate defeat to Juventus in the Champions League semi-final.

Bale missed a few good chances against Juventus. Credit: PA

Bale has come in for repeated criticism in Spain and the boo-boys were out again in the second half of Wednesday's 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital as Bale missed several opportunities.

The result saw Madrid's defence of their European crowd end with a 3-2 aggregate defeat but, while disappointed, Bale defended his own role.

Bale said:

There have been some ups and downs but personally I think I've played well. I've maybe not scored as many important chances as I'd like but my general play has been good. My finishing is not as good and that's something to work on for next year.

What doesn't kill me makes me stronger and I'll learn from this season and take it on.

– Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale
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