Gareth Bale has no desire to leave Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain.
Things have turned sour for the 28-year-old and he didn’t even feature at all in the recent 3-0 Champions League win away at Juventus.
However Spanish website AS are reporting that “those closest to him insist that he has no plans to leave in this summer’s transfer window”.
They add that “if he does go, it will have to be the club that takes the step of putting him on the market.”
Bale played only 36 minutes in total over the two legs of Real Madrid’s last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
He was again named on the bench for the win in Turin, and watched on as boss Zinedine Zidane introduced Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.
And he didn’t look to happy throughout that match, if truth be told.
He appeared to be less than impressed after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goal against Juventus.
Ronaldo got the opener before the five-time Balon d’Or winner struck with an incredible overhead kick later on.
The second strike was so sublime that even the Juventus fans gave Ronaldo a standing ovation.
But Bale’s reaction to Ronaldo’s third-minute goal in the quarter-final was very subdued.
The Welshman was on the bench as the ball hit the back of the net, and while his team-mates went wild, Bale looked on impassively.
The former Tottenham remained in his seat and could only muster a slow clap, while the rest of his team-mates beamed with smiles and hugged.
The likes of Manchester United and old club Spurs would more than likely throw their hat in the ring for Bale if he was made available for transfer this summer.