Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has confessed that his team are yet to make an offer for Tottenham starlet Gareth Bale, though they remain interested in the Welsh wing wizard.
The Spurs prodigy has been heavily linked with the Spanish giants this summer, amid reports Cristiano Ronaldo could leave the club.
But with the former Manchester United man committing his future to the club in recent days, a move for Bale has been put on the back-burner by Madrid.
The news comes after Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett admitted that the former Southampton man would be "honoured" to be given the chance to speak to Madrid regarding any potential transfer.
But Madrid president Florentino Perez has told Spanish newspaper Univision that the club are yet to make any sort of move for the 23-year-old.
"He is a great player who belongs to a club we enjoy good relations with, but we have not made any offer," said Perez.
Bale has been the subject of heavy media attention following another sparkling performance in the Premier League last season.
He made 46 appearances for Spurs last season, scoring an unbelievable 26 goals in the process. As well as this, Bale picked up the PFA Player and Young Player of the Year awards too.
In the same interview, Perez also admitted that he is confident that Ronaldo will continue playing for Real Madrid for many years to come - and will eventually retire at the Bernabeu.
"Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid, and we want him to retire here, just like Zidane and so many other great players did.
"You can be absolutely certain that Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid," he added.
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