Manchester United have been given fresh hope in their pursuit of Gareth Bale after Florentino Perez admitted that every Real Madrid player is ‘transferable’.
Jose Mourinho was keen on a move for the Wales international this summer but was unable to sign the forward who cost Madrid £86 million in 2013.
Mourinho even went public with his desire to sign Bale on the eve of United’s defeat to Madrid in the Super Cup last month by claiming that he would attempt to sign the 28-year-old if Zinedine Zidane didn’t select him for the game.
Bale started just 24 matches in all competitions last season as his campaign was disrupted by a persistent calf injury.
And while Perez maintains United did not submit an offer this summer, Madrid’s president admits Bale’s future next year remains unclear
‘He is one of our best players and we are very pleased with him,’ he told Cadena SER.
‘There were no offers for him and what Mourinho said in relation to him was just said in a complimentary way.
‘Every player is transferable right now and we’ll see what happens in a year, although I don’t know what’ll happen next year, just as nobody does.’