Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Diego Costa have ‘bought the league’

Cristiano and Gareth Bale have “bought” the Premier League, according to an article published in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday.

The Italian sports daily says Ronaldo and Bale have spent the past three seasons in the top-flight, with the two having both earned Champions League places.

The article, written by the football writer Andrea Rizzo, also mentions how the Portuguese star is “in talks with a number of clubs”, but did not name them.

The two-time Ballon d’Or winner and two-times Serie A player also reportedly has interest in a move to Real Madrid, although the move is yet to be confirmed. 

The article quotes an unnamed player who said Ronaldo’s agent, Mino Raiola, is “saying that he will not let go of the Portuguese player”.

“There are no negotiations in this matter,” the player added. 

A report by the Daily Mail on Wednesday claimed the two-year deal was worth around €100m.

Rizzo’s article also revealed the former Manchester United striker, who has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, has been “trying to convince Real Madrid of a move”.

It also revealed Bale is set to take a similar route to Ronaldo’s.

“I think that Bale has already signed a contract with Real Madrid,” the reporter said.

“He wants to join Real Madrid.”