The Daily Telegraph claims Madrid and Bale’s camp are discussing a new contract longer than the three years remaining on his existing terms that would pay £298,000, around €362,000.
Madrid would like the deal agreed in the next few weeks as they want to send a message to interested parties that the Wales international will not be leaving Santiago Bernabeu, Manchester United are known to be admirers of the former Tottenham Hotspur winger.
United looked into a move last summer when Louis van Gaal was employed as manager but Bale never considered a return to the Premier League as he is settled where he is, and the terms of his new Madrid contract mean he could stay in La Liga for the rest of his career.
Real Madrid's Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates a goal during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid CF vs Manchester City FC at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, on May 4, 2016
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AS believes Madrid will give Bale an extra two years on his current contract, tying him down to 2021 and making him the club’s second-highest paid player, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo.