Zinedine Zidane holds crunch talks with Real Madrid president and general director in plan to make room for Paul Pogba, as trio accept Gareth Bale ‘is likely to stay’
- Real Madrid are not planning to sell Gareth Bale in the summer transfer window
- Zinedine Zidane and Florentino Perez discussed transfer plans on Wednesday
- Los Blancos remain interested in Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba
- The move is dependent on James Rodriguez making an exit from the Bernabeu
Real Madrid outcast Gareth Bale is likely to remain at the Bernabeu this summer, according to Marca.
Los Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane, president Florentino Perez and general director Jose Angel Sanchez held crunch talks on Wednesday which culminated in significant decisions being made ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Bale was condemned to the substitutes’ bench after Zidane’s return in March, and admitted he would be happy to run down his contract in Madrid.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane (pictured), president Florentino Perez and general director Jose Angel Sanchez held crunch talks on Wednesday in Montreal
However, in a surprising U-turn Madrid have decided to make the most of the Welshman, who signed a deal until 2022.
The report from Spain claims the No 11 ‘has no plans to leave’, and ‘nothing suggests he’ll be on his way out’.
The Madrid trident also discussed the possibility of signing Paul Pogba and will step up their pursuit of the Manchester United midfielder if they can offload James Rodriguez.
Gareth Bale is most likely to remain with Real Madrid this summer despite transfer speculation
The Colombian has been granted an extended summer break after competing in the Copa America and is set to return to training on July 29.
The 28 year-old’s re-emergence will allow talks to advance between representatives, with Madrid then planning to turn their attention to Pogba.
Atletico Madrid have shown interest in Rodriguez, as have Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli. It is understood the La Liga giants have already rejected a loan offer from the Italian club.
Paul Pogba featured in Manchester United’s pre-season win over Leeds on Wednesday