However, the Whites’ Champions League success and Barca’s costly defeat at Levante, ending their unbeaten run, took some of the shine off the season.
Messi, though, insists he has never been focused on Real’s exploits and is only ever concerned with what Barcelona do.
Speaking in an interview with Sport, he said: “I want to win. What the other teams do doesn’t interest me.
“As a Barcelona player, and when we’re not [left] in a competition, I never want our main rival to win. But, first of all, I want to win myself.”
The Sunday Mirror reports that the Welshman is a top target for new Bavarians coach Niko Kovac but Bale, who scored two goals in the Champions League final against Liverpool to seal his fourth European Cup medal with Los Blancos, would prefer to play in England again.
Zizou and Bale did not see eye to eye in what was largely a troubled campaign for the flying winger, the showpiece Kiev final aside.
Bale is set to make a call on his future in the coming weeks after he meets with Whites hierarchy.
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11.07pm – Mohamed Salah has not yet forgiven Sergio Ramos
“He sent me a message, but I never told him it was ‘OK’,” Salah said, quoted on Marca’s website.
Read what Salah had to say in full here.
7.49pm – Michel Salgado feels Guti can replace Zinedine Zidane as Real Madrid boss
Michel Salgado sees no reason why his former Real Madrid teammate, Guti, can’t become the next Los Blancos boss.
Former Real right-back Salgado believes Guti, currently in charge of the Merengues youth team, can step into the hotseat vacated by Zinedine Zidane.
He said: “Why not? It is the same situation: Guti has been coaching for two years in the lower categories of Real Madrid and Zidane had one [year]. “Why can’t he do well at Real Madrid?”
Read the full story here.
1:30pm – Ronaldo leaves for Russia
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12:01pm – Whites seeking world-record fee for Bale
Real Madrid are in no mood to sell Gareth Bale after his Champions League final heroics against Liverpool. However, if the Welshman does insist on leaving the Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid will demand a record transfer fee.
Get the full story in our Rumour Mill, here.
11:22am – Tite viewed as successor to Zidane
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10:15am – La Liga president plays down Real’s Neymar pursuit
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