Gareth Bale
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Real Madrid star Gareth Bale cannot see himself playing for Manchester United.

Bale, who became the world's most expensive player when he left Tottenham Hotspur for the Bernabeu in 2013, has been linked with a £120m to Old Trafford.

Real Madrid's interest in David de Gea has also fuelled talk of a possible swap deal involving the two players that would see the Welshman return to the Premier League.

But speaking to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Bale dismissed the rumours and insisted he is happy with life in the Spanish capital.

When asked if he thought a move to United was possible, he responded: "For me no. I did an interview recently and I said I'm happy here, I've got several years left on my contract and I'm having a good time. We're winning trophies and I want to stay here."

Bale celebrated Copa del Rey and Champions League success in his first season at Madrid, scoring crucial goals in both finals to help his team to victory.

Despite having already scored 14 goals this season, the 25-year-old was booed by some sections of the crowd during a recent win over Espanyol after he opted to shoot rather than pass to Cristiano Ronaldo who was perhaps placed in a better position.

Ronaldo and manager Carlo Ancelotti later rubbished suggestions there is a tension between Bale and the 2014 world player of the year, with the Welshman also insisting their relationship remains as healthy as ever.

"There is no rivalry," he said. "We have meetings to talk about tactics. Normally if there is a free-kick from the left then Cristiano takes it and on the right it would be me. We get on well.

"I don't think I'm greedy. On the pitch I make assists and score goals. I play the game how I like to play and the press can say what they want."