Gareth Bale to transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United? "Ridiculous and stupid" suggestion according to agent Jonathan Barnett

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Bale has been linked with a move to Manchester United (Source: Getty)

Gareth Bale's agent has poured scorn on reports suggesting the Real Madrid forward could join Manchester United in a mega-money transfer this summer.

Speculation that the Welshman could leave the Bernabeu has been fuelled by Real's pursuit of Monaco forward Kylian Mbappe and manager Zinedine Zidane saying he could not guarantee that Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema would all still be a part of his squad when the transfer window closes at the end of next month.

Reports in Spain have suggested that the reigning European champions will look to offload one of the three forwards should they succeed with a world record €180m (£161m) bid for Mbappe.

United, who have previously shown an interest in Bale, have been linked as a possible destination for the Welshman.

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"It's a ridiculous, stupid story," the Welshman's agent Jonathan Barnett told the BBC.

Bale is contracted to Real until 2022, after signing a new deal last year worth £600,000 a week before tax.

He affirmed in an interview earlier this week that he remained happy in the Spanish capital, after United manager Mourinho described it as "mission impossible" to buy the former Tottenham star.

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