GARETH BALE was reportedly rejected by an MLS club due to eye-watering wage demands.

The Welshman has repeatedly been linked with a move away from Los Blancos but his £650,000-a-week wages mean that few clubs can afford him.

Bale's current contract does not come to an end until 2022 and Zidane was desperate to flog the Welsh star in 2019, but a £1m-a-week move to Jiangsu Suning fell through late in the day.

The 30-year-old was subsequently re-integrated into the first-team in Madrid but the injury-prone superstar has struggled to make much of an impact - scoring just three goals and assisting a further two in 18 appearances this term.

According to the Athletic, Bale was offered to an MLS side in the Eastern Conference but his staggering wage packet proved to be a stumbling block.

However his agent Jonathan Barnett swiftly rebuked the claim telling ESPN that it was "rubbish" that Bale had been offered anywhere.

This comes less than a month after the Real ace spoke highly of the United States' top-flight.

He told the Hat Trick Podcast: "I like it. It's a league on the rise and continues to grow.

"I would definitely be interested."