Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly concluded their plans to sell rebel forward Gareth Bale at the end of the ongoing La Liga season.
Los Blancos are said to have run out of patience with the performances of Gareth Bale this season and will cash on his signature this summer.
This latest development is expected to be a cheering news for Premier League side Manchester United who have been looking for the signing of the former Tottenham star.
Six years ago, Gareth Bale joined Real Madrid in the then world record fee from Tottenham, and after Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu, he was tipped to replace the Portuguese.
But that has not happened and the 29-year-old’s form has alarmingly dipped this season with him scoring just 13 goals for the reigning European champions.
According to the report by AS, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has seen enough and wants Bale out of the Bernabeu this summer.
Real Madrid want Eden Hazard and could use the Welsh winger as bait to tempt the Blues into doing business.
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Earlier he had reported how Gareth Bale was given a brutal nickname ‘Martian’ by his Real Madrid teammates because of his recent unusual attitude at the Spanish club.
It now appears that his teammates are turning their backs against the former Spurs’ forward after refusing to celebrate his goal against Levante with them.
Last Sunday which was February 24, Real Madrid defeated Levante 2-1 in tough Spanish La Liga encounter in which Gareth Bale scored the winner for the reigning European League champions.
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Brazil to host Nigeria and Senegal
Brazil Football Confederation official Juninho Paulista have confirmed frendlies with Nigeria and Senegal.
It will be first ever meeting between Brazil and Senegal, who lost the Africa Cup of Nations final to Algeria and are the continent’s top-ranked African side.
Nigeria, who won Bronze in Egypt, will be meeting Brazil for the second time at senior level following a 3-0 defeat in a friendly in June 2003 in Abuja.
“We chose two of the best African teams because they are high level opponents,” Brazil Football Confederation official Juninho Paulista said on the website.
“It was a wish of the technical commission. So we went after these opponents.”
The friendlies are in line with Brazil’s wishes to play top 50 ranked teams whenever possible.
Brazil’s only other Africa opponent under coach Tite was a 1-0 win over Cameroon in November last year, in a match played in England.
It will be Brazil’s second game in Singapore following a Neymar-inspired victory over Japan in October 2014.
Guardiola tips rival winner of Premier League
Speaking to reporters after the shock defeat to the newly-promoted Canaries, Guardiola joked that the Reds have already clinched the league title.
“We’re in September… we’re going to do that? Okay: congratulations, Liverpool, you are the champions.
“We’re in September! We’ll recover, go to Ukraine, then we come back.
“Of course, we’ve dropped five points. Tottenham was a pity because we played very well.
“Against Norwich, it was in the important parts, in set pieces for example, that the players have to know exactly what to do.”
The Citizens, meanwhile, sit second after suffering their first loss of the campaign, having also dropped points earlier in the season as they drew 2-2 with Spurs back in August.
Guardiola did, however, play down any concerns this early in the season, expressing his delight at working with the current group of players.
“It’s a joy as a trainer to be with these guys,” said the City manager. “I don’t know what’s going to happen this season until the last part of my period here.