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Gareth Bale’s Transfer To China Has Been Cancelled By Real Madrid


Gareth Bale’s transfer to China has been cancelled by Real Madrid.

The forward looked set to join Jiangsu Suning in a move that would see him earn a reported £1m a week.

Bale is unwanted by Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who stated publicly that he wants the Welshman to leave the club. Zidane said that it would be “best for everyone” if he departed.

Over the past few days, reports have stated that the 30-year-old, who joined Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur for a world record fee in 2013, was on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League.

However, on Sunday afternoon, BBC journalist David Ornstein reported that the transfer has been cancelled.

The Telegraph report that the move has broken down because Madrid want a transfer fee for Bale. Florentino Perez, the Real president, believes that the player is “too valuable to let go on the cheap.”

Chinese clubs must pay a 100 per cent tax on any transfer worth more than £5m, and their transfer window shuts next Wednesday.

However, given that Bale seemingly has no future at Real under Zidane, and there appear to be few, if any, suitors for him in Europe, it would not be a surprise if Jiangsu Suning and Madrid reach a compromise in the coming days.

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