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Zidane Quashes Bale Exit Rumours Amid Transfer Deadline

Real Madrid’s French coach Zinedine Zidane appears on earlier than throughout the Spanish league soccer match Real Valladolid FC towards Real Madrid CF on the Jose Zorilla stadium in Valladolid on January 26, 2020.
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Zinedine Zidane has stated he’s “not contemplating” Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid on Friday earlier than the tip of the January switch window. 

Bale got here near becoming a member of Chinese Super League aspect Jiangsu Suning final summer season and English newspaper the Times reported on Friday the Welshman was in talks to rejoin his former membership Tottenham.

But a supply at Spurs has instructed AFP they aren’t in negotiations to signal Bale this month. Another supply near the participant insisted earlier this week that “nothing has changed” and he wouldn’t be leaving Real Madrid in January.

 

Asked about the opportunity of Bale being bought on Friday, Zidane stated in a press convention: “Gareth is with us, I’m counting on him. I do not contemplate this possibility.”

Bale was unnoticed of the squad to face Real Zaragoza within the Copa del Rey on Wednesday, having accomplished just one full coaching session following an ankle damage.

Zidane wouldn’t say if he would return for the town derby towards Atletico Madrid on the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

“I’m not going to tell you who is going to play,” Zidane stated. “The players all have to be prepared.”

There was additionally a optimistic replace concerning the health of Eden Hazard, who has recovered from his foot damage and will function towards Atletico.

“We’ll see but he has been training with us all week,” Zidane stated. “He could be included tomorrow but we will never take any risks.”

Hazard has not performed since fracturing his foot towards Paris Saint-Germain on November 26.

Real Madrid face Atletico on the again of a 20-game unbeaten run. They sit prime of La Liga, three factors away from Barcelona.

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