– Gareth Bale in considering staying at Real Madrid next season after the appointment on Julen Lopetegui – The 28-year-old is wanted by Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho this summer – He wants to fight to keep his place at the Bernabeu under the new manager Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is reportedly planning to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu next season and fight his way into Julen Lopetegui squad. The Welshman, before the appointment of the newly appointed manager hinted that he will be leaving the Spanish League giants this summer owing to the bench warming role he played most part of last season. However, with the Spaniard, who has agreed to take over from incredible Zinedine Zidane, the former Tottenham Hotspur winger is planning to hold off his decision to dump the La Liga outfit this summer. READ ALSO: High costs of ticket fare stops Russian fans from watching Egypt and Uruguay match Meanwhile, it is no longer news that Lopetegui was sacked by the Spanish FA two days before the kickoff of the 2018 global football showpiece after been appointed manager of the European club competition champions. Having lost his job few weeks after signing a contract extension, Fernando Hierro has been asked to take charge of the Spanish national team in Russia. Manchester United have shown their interest in signing the unsettled striker this summer, but with the appointment of a new manager at the club, he is considering to try again under a different coach. Become a member of the leading sports For Jose Mourinho, he has made it clear that he will be strengthening his squad for the coming season and the former Spurs man is a major target for the Portuguese tactician. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss might be losing one of his enterprising forward Anthony Martial, having been left out of France World Cup squad due to limited playing time at Old Trafford last term. However, ESPN add a source close to Bale claims he wants to grasp the opportunity of proving his worth to Lopetegui. His preference is to stay in Madrid, with his current contract still running until 2022. Should Lopetegui ultimately opt to cash in on the Wales international, though, United will push hard with Bayern Munich and PSG out of the running. NAIJ.com previously reported that Real Madrid have named their price for star winger Gareth Bale who is wanted by Manchester United. After helping Los Blancos to win the Champions League title in Kiev when they defeated Liverpool, Gareth Bale’s future was thrown into doubt. There have been reports that the former Tottenham star is being wanted by Premier League giants Manchester United.