"Just as I can't imagine Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo, I can't imagine Real without Bale either. Every club knows that Gareth Bale will never leave Real Madrid and that the club will not
discuss their star, no matter how much is offered."
-- Real Madrid president Florentino Perez squashes rumors of 25-year-old Welshman Gareth Bale going to
Manchester United. (BBC)