REAL MADRID star Gareth Bale is reportedly against joining Liverpool this summer amid interest from Manchester United.
Liverpool have emerged as suitors for Real Madrid star Bale given the La Liga giants’ interest in Mohamed Salah.
Express Sport understands Bale is primed to be shown the door this summer, with Manchester United spearheading the race for his signature.
Yet Spanish outlet Don Balon say he does not want to join Liverpool.
The Reds’ attack is on song at present with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino all operating at the peak of their powers.
But that is unlikely to stop Liverpool pursuing more world-class players come the end of the season.
Don Balon say Real are set to offer the Reds the chance to land Bale in a deal that would see Salah go the other way.
However, he is said to prefer the prospect of a move to United – or return to Tottenham.
United boss Jose Mourinho has always insisted he will not be pursuing a forward this summer.
But that may change if the club lose one – or both – of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Martial is wanted by Juventus and has rejected a new United contract.
And Rashford is said to be unhappy at his lack of starting opportunities at Old Trafford.
Tottenham sold Bale to Real back in 2013 for a then world-record £86million.
And the Wales international is said to be open to returning to his old side at the end of the current campaign.