Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho appears to have ruled out a swoop for Gareth Bale after insisting he does not want another left winger.
Real have been repeatedly linked with a move for Wales star Bale, who has been a revelation at Tottenham since switching from full-back to a midfield role.
Spurs rejected an approach for Bale from an unnamed club this summer, which also saw the 21-year-old sign a new four-year contract at White Hart Lane.
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That has failed to calm speculation over his future but Mourinhoclaims he is not currently in the market for a left-sided player afterbeing won over by Brazilian Marcelo.
He said: 'Madrid are constantly being linked with this player andthat player but I want to say that I do not want another left winger.
'Marcelo now has offensive quality and defensively he is growing. Ididn't like anything about Marcelo when I arrived because I thought hecould do everything but defend but now I am a lover of his.'
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