Real Madrid's Gareth Bale 'honoured' by Bayern Munich links

Gareth Bale of Real Madrid looks on during a warm up prior to the Supercopa de Espana Supercopa Final 1st Leg match
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Gareth Bale has added to speculation that he could be leaving Real Madrid by saying it is "an honour" to be linked with Bayern Munich.

Bale has fallen down the pecking order at Real Madrid, only starting three games in the Champions League this season.

Ahead of a meeting with Bayern in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening, Bale suggested he would consider a move to the Bundesliga champions.

"You can never rule out anything in football," he told Bild. "Currently I play at Real Madrid and I enjoy that. Bayern have a fantastic squad and in the past they have always been one of the most successful clubs in Europe. It's an honour for everyone to be linked with this club. But as of now, I am a Real Madrid player."

Reflecting on his own form, which has seen him score 11 goals in 22 La Liga matches this season, Bale said: "I think an average of a goal every second match is not bad at all.

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"Still, there is always potential to develop further. This also applies to me. To be honest, I always want more. More games and more goals."

While Bale could be on his way out of Real Madrid in the future, Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with a move to the Spanish side.

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"Lewandowski has the quality for Real," said Bale.

"He is one of the best strikers in the world, he guarantees goals for both Bayern and his national team. We know what a serious threat he poses in the games against us."

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