Wales manager Chris Coleman has urged Gareth Bale to stay at Real Madrid despite reported interest from Manchester United and Chelsea.
Bale has been the subject of heavy criticism in the Spanish capital this season and is regularly booed by the Bernabeu crowd. Madrid newspapers have accused Bale of being lazy and selfish and a growing number of fans want him out of the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo also stirred up rumours that there is tension between him and Bale after appearing to react negatively when Bale scored against Levante at the weekend. As a result, it is easy to suggest that the Welshman is fed up with life in La Liga.
Unhappy in Madrid
After Bale scored his first of his two goals against Levante, he covered his ears in what could have been a reaction to the criticism from his own fans. It only served to damage his position with the fans more.
"Chelsea are a huge club and have been successful as are Manchester United - but Real Madrid is Real Madrid"
But Coleman wants Bale to stick it out for as long as possible with Real Madrid. He says that although Chelsea and Manchester United are good clubs, nothing on Earth compares to Los Blancos.
He told The Mail: "He should stay where he is.
"Chelsea are a huge club and have been successful as are Manchester United - but Real Madrid is Real Madrid.
"Gareth's good enough to win the big trophies, play on the big stage and play with the biggest club.
Premier League offers
Manchester United are ready to offer him the chance to return to the Premier League. A report in the Daily Star suggested Louis van Gaal will spend a huge chunk of his £150 million budget on Bale and is ready to offer him pay parity with Wayne Rooney, who earns £300,000-a-week.
There was even a suggestion that David de Gea would be used to try to lower Real Madrid's asking price for Bale. They would want to claw back every penny of the £86 million they paid to sign him from Tottenham.
Chelsea are also interested, but Jose Mourinho seems to be leaning towards Paul Pogba as his marquee addition. The Blues are well covered in the wide attacking areas with Eden Hazard, Juan Cuadrado and Willian currently competing for game time.
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