The former Tottenham Hotspur man hasn't done the north London side any favours, say reports.
Indeed, the Welshman has rejected Manchester United's interest and his declaration that he will stay at Real Madrid has turned Louis van Gaal's side's attentions firmly towards Harry Kane, say the Mirror.
Manchester United have already been heavily linked with Hugo Lloris this summer but Bale's rejection will reportedly make them more focused on Tottenham striker Kane.
But Bale has inadvertently made life harder for his old club as increased attention from Manchester United is likely to skew things.
Kane's loyalty towards Tottenham appears unquestionable but will chairman Daniel Levy and co be as keen on keeping the 21-year-old if the Mirror's suggested fees of £40-50 million are placed firmly on the table...?
The Spurs forward is currently on international duty with the England Under-21s.