Amid rumours of Gareth Bale departing from the club, his Real Madrid teammate Luka Modric and his agent have both denied reports that the Welsh winger is looking to move out of the club.

Modric insists that his friend and teammate Bale is very well part of Real Madrid’s plans and Bale is, in fact, enjoying his stint at the club.

The statement by Modrid becomes all the more crucial because rumours linking the Wales international to the Chinese Super League have resurfaced since the January transfer window is fast approaching.

He had almost sealed a deal to Jiangsu Suning in the last transfer window, but Real Madrid reportedly cancelled the deal at the last minute.

And now head coach Zinedine Zidane has gone on record stating this winger is pretty happy with his stay at Santiago Bernabeu. Echoing his views is star midfielder Modric.

“Gareth and I are very similar. We are shy and sometimes we don’t talk much,” Modric told Club del Deportista as quoted by Fox Sports Asia.

“Gareth speaks and understands Spanish, and there is a good atmosphere and he gets along very well with his team-mates and is delighted to enjoy Madrid and the best club in the world.

“Of course, everyone enjoys their own way and you have to respect their way of being. He is exemplary with his behaviour. I get along very well with him,” he added.

Bale has not played for Real Madrid after picking up an injury while playing for Wales against Croatia on 13 October.