Manchester United's Jose Mourinho can collect the one European trophy he lacks when his side face Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday in his first competitive meeting with the Spanish giants since an acrimonious split in 2013.
"We won two titles last season and sooner or later we want to be where Real Madrid were last season, which was in the Champions League final, and to try to win it".
Earlier in the transfer window, our chase of Alvaro Morata was undone by the delaying tactics of Madrid who eventually sold the Spanish forward for a lesser amount to Chelsea.
Asked on Monday about trying to buy Bale, he said: "Well, if he's playing tomorrow, no I wouldn't think of that". I think it was clear that Bale likes Madrid, the challenge, the situation, he's in a club in a very good situation now.
"If not, then we'll be waiting for him on the other side".
"So long as a player gets the right treatment and strengthens that area with the right exercises, soleus problems can be resolved and if Bale gets the right treatment, I would not expect this to be an issue that should affect him in the rest of his career".
"My family is happy and I am happy so, yeah, we will continue what we are doing. That stuff doesn't interest me too much". The implication is that if the 28-year-old isn't on the pitch, he's up for grabs and United will make their approach. At the end of the season for him it wasn't easy.
With the newly appointed Barcelona boss scrambling for replacements, Hazard has emerged as a viable target.
You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.
Ronaldo, despite his pre-season threats to leave, will be staying put and Zidane is unwilling to lose Karim Benzema. Mourinho had a lot of experience.
Mourinho has reportedly urged the winger to instigate his exit from the Bernabeu by making public his desire to leave but the player's representatives have denied he has any intention of returning to England.