Jose Mourinho Responds To Gareth Bale Transfer Rumours In The Most Bizarre Way
Bale is desperate to leave Real Madrid this summer and a move back to Spurs on loan is considered a likely outcome.
When asked about the Welshman in a press conference, Mourinho refused to let anything slip.
He explained: "A squad is a puzzle and when a new signing completes the puzzle it's a great feeling for the team."
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When asked if any contact had been made with Madrid over a transfer, Mourinho replied: "Gareth Bale is a Real Madrid player and I don't comment on players from other clubs."
The 57-year-old admitted he's a fan of Bale and even tried to sign him while manager of 'Los Blancos.'
Mourinho departed the club in 2013 and returned to Chelsea, while Bale sealed an £86 million move to Madrid later that summer.
"I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible during my time there," Mourinho continued.
"The president followed my instinct and my knowledge. The season I left, they brought Gareth to the club.
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"There is no secret to that, I think even Gareth knows that. But I'm not going to speak anymore, because he is a Real Madrid player."
Madrid are willing to let their former record signing go as long as Spurs pay 50% of his £600,000-per-week wages.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is "obsessed" with bringing Bale back, who became one of the club's most popular players before departing.
While agent Jonathan Barnett has told BBC Wales that Spurs is where his client "wants to be."
When asked about a Premier League return earlier this month, Bale told Sky Sports: "It's one of those situations if those options arise it's something I would look at, for sure. We'll see what happens.
"We have plenty of time in this transfer window and I guess a couple of others as well. Time will tell.
"It's not really in my hands, the decision is in Real Madrid's hands. They make things very difficult to be honest."
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