If AS are to be believed on Wednesday, Gareth Bale isn’t wanted at Real Madrid any longer, paving the way for a potential transfer to Manchester United.

The Spanish newspaper published an article on their website explaining that, according to their sources, the La Liga side had decided the Welshman wasn’t in their plans going forward and let his agents know of their decision.

The problem now is finding the 28-year-old a landing spot, with few clubs capable of affording the transfer fee and his wages.

However, Real Madrid have promised Gareth Bale and his representatives they would ‘facilitate’ any exit to the club of his choice as long as the money suited everybody, partly as a thank you for his ‘good behaviour’ throughout his time at the Santiago Bernabeu.

This decision came during a Monday meeting between Real Madrid’s general director José Angel Sanchez and the Wales international’s agents, Jonathan Barnett and Luis Alonso.

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No amounts were discussed, but there are two clubs who remain interested in Bale, and those are Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

For the Red Devils, nothing is new here except Real Madrid’s desire to sign Paul Pogba, and AS suggest a deal could be done involving the two players, but that’s a big hypothetical.

At this point, we’re just shrugging because this happens every summer, yet he remains in Spain’s capital.

This could be the transfer window where Gareth Bale leaves, but he’s been on the verge of an exit so many times, you would think his suitcases are constantly packed and ready to go.

We’ll believe it when we see it.