Spanish outlet Don Balon report Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has turned down an approach from Arsenal. Questions have also been raised about the futures of Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo this summer but Bale is seen as the most expendable of that trio following his battles with injury and struggles to dislodge playmaker Isco from the team. However, Mourinho recently rebuked those claims, indicating that he never thought such a deal to be possible.
Bale believes his future is at Madrid, but with the La Liga champions potentially needing to raise cash to sign Kylian Mbappe, then the forward's departure can not be ruled out.
Man Utd have always been linked with the Welsh global and ESPN reported yesterday that Jose Mourinho would make a move to sign the attacker if Madrid made it clear he was available for transfer. United have targetted Ivan Perisic as a potential solution, but the player's club, Inter Milan, have proven to be tough negotiators.
Following Real Madrid's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in the International Champions Cup, manager Zinedine Zidane spoke to the press about the result, Mbappé and the future of the BBC. "I want everyone who is here now to stay.but anything can happen right up until August 31".
Zidane would not be drawn on that interest in Mbappe after Monaco denied reports from Marca suggesting that the two clubs had reached an agreement in principle over an eye-watering deal worth in the region of €180m (£160.6m, $211m).
On Mbappe, Zidane added: "I'm the coach here and you'd have to ask someone else about that".
"I'm not happy with the loss, we didn't play badly".
"Nothing has happened till now, we have the squad we have".