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Bale very close to exit: Zidane

Bale very close to exit: Zidane

Gareth Bale is on the verge of leaving Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane has revealed, reports agencies.The Welshman was left out of Real’s matchday squad to face Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup in Houston on Saturday night with Real in advanced talks with an unnamed club over a transfer.Bale is not in Zidane’s plans at the Bernabeu and the Real boss said he was hopeful a deal for the 30-year-old’s departure would be struck soon.Zidane, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Bayern, said in quotes reported on his club’s official website: “He wasn’t included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that’s why he didn’t play.“We’ll have to see what happens in the coming days. We’ll have to see if it goes through tomorrow, if it does then all the better. Let’s hope, for everyone’s sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he’ll move to.”Bale joined Real for a then world-record £85million from Tottenham in 2013 and, despite being hit by a series of injuries, has helped the Spanish giants win four Champions League titles, LaLiga and a host of other trophies.Bale fired Real to glory in the 2018 Champions League final with a sensational goalHowever, his future at the Bernabeu has been the source of plenty of speculation in recent times, with Manchester United, former club Tottenham, Bayern and Inter Milan among the clubs having been linked with his services.Zidane did not reveal where Bale’s possible destination might be but said: &...

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