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Gareth Bale’s agent rubbishes Manchester United transfer reports

Bale to United rumours

The rumours of a Gareth Bale move to Manchester United resurfaced over the last 24 hours. Fuelled by comments from Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane, news outlets excitedly reported that Bale could return to England.

Speaking about his forward line on Thursday, Zidane said: “I want everyone who is here now to stay but anything can happen right up until 31 August.” Madrid have been heavily linked with Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappe.

Barnett rubbishes reports

However, United fans should hold off on getting Bale’s name printed on the back of their shirts. His agent Jonathan Barnett told BBC Sport: “It’s a ridiculous, stupid story.” That seems definitive enough for us.

United have been linked with Bale for the past few summers, a club that could afford to bring him back to the Premier League. While Bale did lose his place to Isco in the second half of last season, he insists he’s happy there.

Could the arrival of Mbappe affect his happiness? Time will tell.

Jose Mourinho was recently spotted joking with Bale about a move to United.