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Jose Mourinho says he tried to sign Gareth Bale for Real Madrid before the Welsh star made the switch from Tottenham, but the coach refused to confirm reports he wants to bring him back to the Premier League.
The winger is being linked with a move back to England, with Spurs said to be leading the race to land him, and Mourinho admits he is a fan.
"“I don’t comment on hypothetical stuff. Gareth Bale isa Real Madrid player," Mourinho said when asked if about the club's interest in Bale at a press conference on Wednesday.
"I tried to sign him for Real Madrid which was not possible during my time there. But the president followed my instinct and followed my knowledge and the season I left he brought Gareth to the club.That's no secret and Gareth knows that."