Zidane calms Bale rumors, Mourinho waiting to pounce.
Bale was caught having a cheeky conversation with Mourinho last month during preseason friendly.
The United manager was caught saying that he could not bid for Bale because the player did not ask to leave.
From day that onwards, United are heavily linked with the Welshman after Perisic deal is not going smoothly.
At the same time, the winger has not play up to expectation and have injury woes last few seasons.
The Welshman transferred to Real Madrid with a world record fee in 2013 and was ought to dethrone Ronaldo as king of Madrid.
Little did we know, he has a long injury problems and Ronaldo still stands tall as the best player in world today.
Ahead of Real and United UEFA Super Cup clash, Mourinho was interviewed regarding the winger.
“If he plays tomorrow, that means Bale is important to Real Madrid and he wants to stay” says Mourinho.
BUT, Mourinho hinted that if Bale does not play tomorrow and is up for sale, he will go into the transfer market and place a bid for the winger.
Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane was later interviewed on the same seat Mourinho sat in and was asked about Bale situation.
“He is a Real Madrid player and we have no issues with him” said Zidane.
The Real manager also added that Bale is also training well and understands that it isn’t easy for him after injury layoffs.
Mourinho jibe at the press conference earlier did not phase Zidane.
He was told by a reporter that Mourinho is testing Bale availability in the market by seeing if he plays.
The French manager insists that he does not care what other manager says and will only concentrate on the current tasks.
This could just be another mind games of Jose Mourinho to catch Real Madrid off guard.
Cristiano Ronaldo is back in training after a long break with a tour in China due to Nike commitments.
Zidane claimed that Ronaldo is fitter than he was at last season Champions League final after only two days of full training.
It’s still a question whether the Portuguese superstar will start against his former team but Bale performance will be something to look out for ahead of tomorrow’s match.