BBC Sport have managed to disappoint both Chelsea and Manchester United fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern as they see that Gareth Bale is planning on staying at Real Madrid and will be a key player under Rafa Benitez.
Carlo Ancelotti has of course lost his job and as one of our punters notes, it is Florentino Perez, and not the manager who decides who will stay and who will go at the Spanish club, and it seems for now, Perez is happy to keep Bale and instruct manager Benitez to make sure he gets the best out of the Welshman and hand him a key role in the squad.
Both United and Chelsea were keen on Bale but it seems that at least for now, they will have to hold their horses and turn their attentions elsewhere, which United seem to have already done, being linked with Karim Benzema in the press.
Chelsea fans. Can Benitez get the best out of Bale or do you think that a move will be on the cards for both Benitez and Bale come the summer this time next year? Let us know your thoughts below.