Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale's agent has issued a transfer update on the four-time UEFA Champions League winner in the wake of speculation linking him with moves to Bayern Munich and Manchester United.
Bale, 29, is reportedly not in Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane's plans for the future, and the Spanish giants are believed to be keen on offloading the Welshman as a result.
However, given that the former Tottenham Hotspur star is the club's highest earner, in addition to the fact that he is settled in Madrid with his family, his potential exit from the Santiago Bernabeu is a complicated one.
Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett has now insisted that only a permanent move away from the LaLiga giants would be considered.
"There's more chance of me winning at Ascot," Barnett replied when asked about a possible loan move, as per Sky Sports News.
"A loan move is not going to happen. I don't think he wants to go out on loan.
"He's got a lovely life and home in Spain. I think it would take something exceptional for him to leave and loans are not on the menu.
"Obviously, Gareth's situation at Real hasn't improved."
When pressed on Bale possibly completing a return to the Premier League with the Red Devils, Barnett said: "He could fit in there.
"I think he could do very well – he is still one of the best players in the world, but it is very unlikely."
Since joining Real in a club-record transfer in 2013, Bale has made 231 appearances, scoring 102 goals and registering 64 assists.