Gareth Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has moved to rubbish rumours that Bayern Munich have made an approach to sign the Real Madrid star on loan.
Bale, who has been on international duty with Wales in recent times - losing to both Croatia and Hungary in their third and fourth qualifying games for Euro 2020 - has been expected to leave Real Madrid for some time after a breakdown in relations.
However, his inordinately high salary makes any sale incredibly difficult to complete, and the player has made it abundantly clear that he is willing to see out the remaining three years on his contract should his financial demands not be met elsewhere.
Zinedine Zidane is keen to get him off the books in order to continue the rebuild, following the captures of Luka Jovic, Eden Hazard, Rodrygo, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy for a combined €350m, and Bayern
Indeed, some reports had even claimed that the Bavarians were willing to match Bale's salary, which, as was recently revealed
However, according to ESPN
The top three highest paid athletes in the world are all footballers! 螺https://t.co/3dSuh8aw5a— 90min (@90min_Football) June 18, 2019
This is in line with the comments Barnett made last month in response to claims over a summer exit. Back then, he explained: "Gareth is fine. He is still a Real
"You would have to ask Mr. Zidane what he wants to do. But Gareth will keep trying."
It is understood that Manchester United