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Guardiola categorically denies interest in Bale

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has categorically denied any interest in wantaway Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale.

Bale and Real Madrid are seemingly drawing apart, with the Welshman likely to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer.

Although he was a step away from grabbing a lucrative three-year deal with the Chinese Super League outfit Jiangsu Suning last summer, the 31-year-old has eventually remained in the Spanish capital.

Fast forward 12 months, both parties have regretted such a scenario and are working on finding a mutually beneficial solution.

While Real hope to get rid of Bale’s monstrous £600,000-per-week salary, the player himself is comfortable with seeing out the deal despite being frequently sidelined by either Zinedine Zidane or injuries.

The pair have had multiple falling outs throughout the season, and it’s unimaginable to see former Tottenham star staying at Madrid at this point.

Manchester City are one of very few clubs able to afford Bale’s wages, but Pep Guardiola has no intention of signing the Wales international whatsoever.

After the Sky Blues knocked Real Madrid out of the UEFA Champions League last-16 on Friday night, the Spanish manager was asked to provide an update on his interest in Bale.

“We are not interested in making any move for Gareth,” Guardiola said, as relayed by the Express Sport.

Manchester City are well-stacked in the attacking department, especially after bringing in the Spanish whizz-kid Ferran Torres from Valencia earlier this week.

Bale did not feature for Real Madrid in the club’s trip to the Etihad for the return leg of their last-16 after asking Zidane to exclude him from the traveling squad.