Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale says he is not bothered by the mantle of the most expensive football player in history being taken over by Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.

United re-signed Pogba from Juventus last month for a world-record £89m ($118m) fee, beating the £85m Real paid to Tottenham for Bale in 2013.

Speaking at a gala dinner to launch the Uefa Champions League road to Cardiff, where the European Cup final will be held this season, Bale said his transfer fee being eclipsed is not something he thinks about.

"I'm not fussed and I couldn't care less. None of the players have pulled my leg on it," he was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

With the final being held in his hometown, Bale has added motivation to help Real defend their Champions League title this season.

"We know the final is in Cardiff and it would be amazing to get there," the Welshman said.

"I haven't been asked [about Cardiff] yet but the players have had experience of Wales and the weather from the [2014] Super Cup.

"I am sure if we get closer they will be asking."

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Gareth Bale (left) has won two Champions League titles in three years with Real Madrid Getty Images

Another Champions League win for Real would make Bale the most successful Welshman in European Cup history ahead of ex-Liverpool players Ian Rush and Joey Jones and United legend Ryan Giggs.

But the 27-year-old insisted that he was not too bothered about achieving personal milestones.

"My aim is to win as many trophies as I can and as many Champions Leagues as I can. That will be the aim again this year," he said.

"Everybody wants to beat Real Madrid, but we know we have a chance to make history again and we will be trying our best to do that.

"It is difficult winning the Champions League and not many people get to say they've won it."