‘It’s not personal’: Zinedine Zidane on Gareth Bale’s imminent Real Madrid exit – video

Gareth Bale's time with Real Madrid could come to an end in a matter of days after manager Zinedine Zidane said the club were working the Welsh international's transfer to another side.

Bale, 30, has won four Champions League titles since joining Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then world record €100m, but struggled to hold down his place in the starting side last season and was criticised for failing to fill the void left by Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Juventus.

Amid suggestions that competition will only increase next season after the arrival of Eden Hazard, Bale was left out of Saturday's 3-1 defeat by Bayern Munich in a pre-season clash in Houston. Zidane told a news conference: 'He wasn't included in the squad because the club is working on his departure... that's why he didn't play'

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