Does Gareth Bale's Millennium Stadium tweet quash Chelsea and Manchester United rumours?

Chelsea and Manchester United's hopes of signing Gareth Bale anytime soon have been dealt a blow if a tweet by the Real Madrid star is anything to go by.

The former Tottenham Hotspur forward has welcomed Uefa's decision to stage the 2017 Champions League final in Cardiff.

The Millennium Stadium will host the final of European football's top competition two years from now.

Bale struggled for consistency last season and was even jeered by his own fans for failing to pass to teammate Cristiano Ronaldo in one game.

With Carlo Ancelotti relieved of his duties at the end of another season in which the La Liga title eluded the Bernabéu side, speculation has been rife over the future of the Welshman, who is the world's most expensive footballer.

Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City have all been linked with moves to lure the former Southampton prodigy back to the Premier League - as per the Daily Mail.

But the superstar's latest Twitter post will undoubtedly dampen those reports.

Bale was asked by the official Champions League Twitter account how he felt about the 2017 final being held in his home country's national stadium.

And his concise reply showed just where he sees his future as he responded by saying: "It would be a dream to play there with Real Madrid."


The Cardiff-born 25-year-old scored in Madrid's Champions League win over city rivals Atletico Madrid in 2014.

And he later told the Welsh FA website he is desperate to taste that glory again back where he grew up dreaming of playing in such matches.

"I know how passionate the Welsh football fans are so it's great the Uefa Champions League final is coming to my home city," he told

Troubles? Bale's record stands up to criticism

Despite his supposed troubles in the Spanish capital last season, Bale's record stands up well in the face of criticism.

The fleet-footed star has 28 goals in 58 league games for Real and 39 goals in 92 games in Spain overall.

His move to Madrid was fuelled by a desire to win trophies. And that was instantly vindicated as he helped his side land the Champions League title, the Copa del Rey, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup in 2014.

A barren season in the shadows on Barcelona has cast doubt on his future since but it is clear the Welsh wizard is determined to stick around for some time yet.

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