Gareth Bale can "help fill the void" left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Real Madrid, says the Spanish side's new coach Julen Lopetegui.
Wales forward Bale had been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu after failing to hold down a regular first-team spot under previous coach Zinedine Zidane last season.
But Ronaldo's £99m switch to Juventus means Bale is back in favour.
"Gareth is happy to play at Real Madrid," Lopetegui said.
Speaking at a news conference before Real play Manchester United in the International Champions Cup friendly series in Miami on Tuesday, he dismissed talk of a possible move to the Premier League club for Bale.
"I don't walk to talk about hypothetical situations," said the former Spain boss.
"Gareth is happy to play at Real Madrid. This is a fantastic opportunity for him to show his talent. He is with the team. He is happy and aligned with our goals. It is the start of an exciting path for us."