The 29-year old Welsh international has been explicitly told by Zinedine Zidane that he is not part of his plans for next season, and the Frenchman wants him out of his squad by any means possible. However, potential suitors are baulking at the £75 million that Real are demanding to sign him permanently, so the option of sending him out on loan is one option being explored.
Again though, his wages are a problem, but Manchester United appear willing to be one club prepared to meet his £480,00 0 a week demands, and are prepared to take him on a season-long loan, with an option for a further year.
Bale, who was signed by Real from Tottenham for £85 million in September 2013, seems to have other plans though, and has reportedly instructed his agent to relay the message to the board of the Spanish club that he wants to remain at the Bernabeu Stadium next season.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.