Mourinho wanted Bale at Real last year

The Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho has disclosed that he wanted Real Madrid to sign Gareth Bale last year.

Mourinho said: “I asked the club to buy him last season but it was not possible.

“It looks like it is happening this season so I am happy for them because they get a fantastic player but, of course, the numbers are huge numbers and the kid has to go now and there’s pressure to prove that he’s worth that investment.”

“I think he’s a fantastic player and the way my Real Madrid was playing, I think it was an easy player to fill a space and to get into that tactical dynamic,” the Portuguese added.

“I don’t know what Carlo is thinking now but Carlo is an experienced coach and for sure will get the best out of him.”