Carlo Ancelotti: 'Gareth Bale not leaving Real Madrid'

Carlo Ancelotti has reiterates his will to keep Gareth Bale at Real Madrid, despite reports of a switch to Manchester United.

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that he wants to keep Gareth Bale at the club, despite rumours of a move away from the Bernabeu.

Numerous reports had linked the 25-year-old midfielder with a transfer to Manchester United, with Louis van Gaal said to be willing to offer as much as £300,000 a week to snap up the Welshman.

However, Ancelotti has dismissed any talk of a move and has insisted that the ex-Tottenham Hotspur star remains a key figure for Los Blancos, despite suggestions that Isco will feature more for the Spanish giants instead.

The former Chelsea boss is quoted by the Daily Star as saying: "Bale deserves to play. He is one of the best players in the world and a very important player for this team.

"Isco is playing well and we hope he can prolong the good moment he's in until the end of the season. But he is also compatible with Bale. He's proved that already: they've played together and played well."

Bale could figure in Real's Champions League clash with Liverpool on Tuesday as the defending champions look to seal qualification for the second phase.

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid celebrates scoring their second goal in extra time during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014
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