Real Madrid's patience with Gareth Bale is wearing thin. The Welsh winger is on the list of 'unwanted stars' drafted up by the club and Zinedine Zidane but refuses to budge. His lack of movement in finding a new club is beginning to make those in Madrid feel anxious. Right now, they don't want him to join up with the first team squad.
The club is so determined to force Bale out they are willing to let him spend a season in the stands or, at best, on the bench. With Eden Hazard, Jovic and Rodrygo all joining Madrid they can easily get by without Bale's contribution. This is alongside Vinicius, Brahim, Asensio and Benzema who were already at the club before the new faces came in.
Bale's agent has dismissed talk of a meeting with Milan, as revealed by Sport Mediaset, in a short and clear statement: "That isn't true."