Gareth Bale

Real Madrid offer £115m plus Gareth Bale for Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar?

Real Madrid reportedly make an offer of £115m plus Gareth Bale for Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar, who is also said to be a target for Barcelona. Real Madrid have reportedly upped their interest in Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar by making an offer of £115m plus Gareth Bale. Speculation is mounting regarding the future of the Brazilian, with it appearing increasingly likely that PSG will consider a sale this summer. Barcelona allegedly want to secure a reunion with their former player, who left Camp Nou for Parc des Princes in the summer of 2017. Real continue to monitor the situation, however, and reports in Spain are suggesting that the 13-time European champions have bid £115m plus out-of-favour Bale. Los Blancos are looking to get the Wales international off their wage bill this...

Real Madrid squad: Vote on who you think should stay or go

Vote on who you think Real Madrid should keep or ditch from the current squad, including the likes of Gareth Bale, Isco and James Rodriguez. Real Madrid‘s summer overhaul is already well underway following a tumultuous 2018-19 campaign which saw them go through three managers and lose 18 times across all competitions. It was undoubtedly one of Los Blancos’ worst seasons in recent memory as they finished third in La Liga, a record 19 points adrift of champions and bitter rivals Barcelona. Having ended 2017-18 by being crowned European champions for the third time in a row, Madrid struggled to adapt to life after Zinedine Zidane and Cristiano Ronaldo, with Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari both being sacked before Zidane was brought back to the Bernabeu. Matters barely improved...

Manchester United to offer Paul Pogba £500k-per-week deal?

Manchester United are reportedly prepared to hand Paul Pogba a new contract worth in the region of £500,000 per week. Manchester United are allegedly prepared to offer Paul Pogba a new long-term contract worth £500,000 per week, despite the midfielder revealing that he is ready for a new challenge. After a mixed campaign at Old Trafford, there has been frequent speculation regarding the future of the 26-year-old as Real Madrid continue to be linked with an approach. Pogba – who is said to be valued in the region of £150m – suggested on Sunday that he was keen to leave Old Trafford before the start of next season. However, the Daily Mail claims that United are ready to respond with an offer which would see the France international receive an extra £200,000 per week. The report s...

Manchester United offered Gareth Bale, Isco to sweeten Paul Pogba deal?

A report claims that unwanted Real Madrid pair Gareth Bale and Isco will be offered to Manchester United to help push through a move for Paul Pogba. Real Madrid will reportedly give Manchester United the opportunity to sign Gareth Bale or Isco as part of a player-plus-cash deal that would see Paul Pogba head the opposite way. The 26-year-old hinted at the weekend that the time is right to find a new club following three mixed seasons at Old Trafford. Pogba has made no secret of his desire to play for Zinedine Zidane and the Madrid boss is a big fan of his compatriot. United are reluctant to sell one of their prized assets but, according to The Sun, they may yet be tempted into doing business before the end of the transfer window. The report indicates that Madrid are keen to offload a numbe...

Bayern Munich targeting loan deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale?

Bayern Munich are reportedly looking to secure a season-long loan deal for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. Bayern Munich have reportedly identified Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale as a potential loan signing for the summer window. Bale’s career at the Bernabeu appears to be over after Real boss Zinedine Zidane gave the green light for a number of high-profile additions. The Spanish giants must now look to reduce their wage bill at a time when Bale is ready to wait for a club to take on the terms which he is earning in Spain. A temporary switch to the Premier League remains a possibility, although The Sun is claiming that Bayern have emerged as the most likely destination. The report suggests that the Bundesliga champions are prepared to take over Bale’s contract in order to wi...

Ben Davies: ‘Ryan Giggs criticism is unfair’

Ben Davies insists the criticism of Wales manager Ryan Giggs after hurtful back-to-back Euro 2020 qualifying defeats is unfair. Wales’ hopes of making the finals next summer were dealt a severe setback with losses to Croatia and Hungary in the space of four days. Giggs’ side now trail Group E leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three adrift of Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. Ryan Giggs is under pressure after successive defeats dropped Wales to fourth place in their Euro 2020 qualifying group (Joe Giddens/PA) The Old Trafford great has had to shoulder the blame from most Welsh fans puzzled by the fact he has not profited from the attacking talents of Gareth Bale, David Brooks and new Manchester United winger Daniel James. R...

Manchester United ‘rule out Gareth Bale bid’

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly turns down the opportunity to sign Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale. Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly has no interest in signing Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale this summer. The Norwegian is expected to make widespread changes to his first-team squad after a sixth-placed finish in the Premier League. Bale has frequently been linked with a switch to Old Trafford, a consequence of Zinedine Zidane not wanting to keep the Wales international at the Bernabeu. The Spanish giants are struggling to get the 29-year-old off their books, however, despite allegedly offering the player out to a number of European clubs. According to ESPN, United have been contacted over whether they are keen on Bale, which has resulted in Solsk...

Manchester United demand £150m from Real Madrid for Paul Pogba?

Manchester United will reportedly only sell Paul Pogba to Real Madrid if the Spanish giants put together an offer of £150m for the France international. Manchester United have reportedly set Paul Pogba‘s asking price at £150m in a bid to fend off interest from Real Madrid. Zinedine Zidane is said to be an admirer of his French compatriot, which has allegedly resulted in the head coach convincing president Florentino Perez to make an official approach for the 26-year-old. United remain against a sale, however, despite the midfielder having just two years left to run on his contract at Old Trafford. According to The Mirror, the Premier League giants have told Real that they must spend £150m if they wish to sign Pogba during the summer transfer window. The report adds that Real are curr...

Sam Vokes admits to “uphill task” for Wales

Sam Vokes insists Wales should not be counted out of the race for Euro 2020 qualification. Wales’ hopes of making it to next summer’s finals through a top-two spot in Group E suffered a severe setback with a 1-0 defeat to Hungary in Budapest on Tuesday night. It was Wales’ second defeat in the space of four days after a 2-1 loss to Croatia on Saturday. Gareth Bale misses a chance (Joe Giddens/PA) It leaves them six points behind group leaders Hungary, albeit with a game in hand, and three adrift of Slovakia – 5-1 winners in Azerbaijan on Tuesday – and Croatia. “We’ve got an uphill task for the rest of the group but it’s still doable – 100 per cent,” Stoke striker Vokes said. “Realistically we probably have to win all of our games now. But you...

Ryan Giggs defends Gareth Bale after missed opportunity for Wales

Ryan Giggs absolved Gareth Bale of any blame after Wales‘ Euro 2020 qualification hopes were dented by a 1-0 defeat in Hungary. Bale, who has not scored for three months, missed a golden opportunity to put Wales ahead on the hour, tamely chipping at goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi from 12 yards when completely unmarked. It was to prove a costly miss as midfielder Mate Patkai grabbed the winner 10 minutes from time, leaving Wales trailing Group E leaders Hungary by six points. Gareth Bale missed Wales’ best chance of the match in Budapest (Joe Giddens/PA) Wales needed a big performance from Bale to revive their Euro 2020 hopes, but the Real Madrid forward looked lethargic throughout and struggled to make an impression on the game. “You have seen it in both games, a lot of the pla...

Ryan Giggs: ‘Wales must win all five remaining games to reach Euro 2020’

Ryan Giggs responded to defeat in Hungary by conceding Wales must probably win their five remaining group games to make the finals of Euro 2020. Wales lost to a late Mate Patkai goal in Budapest, their second defeat in the space of four days and one which leaves them off the pace in Group E. Giggs’ side trail leaders Hungary by six points, albeit with a game in hand, and are three behind Slovakia and Croatia in the race for a top-two spot. “We have to probably win nearly every game now,” Giggs said after the back-to-back defeats in Croatia and Hungary. “I know it’s early doors and there are still a lot of points, but we have made it really difficult for ourselves. “We are probably relying on teams around us to drop points, which they will do because it is competitive. “Obviously we have to...

Result: Wales suffer damaging qualifying defeat in Hungary

The Real Madrid forward missed a golden chance to put the visitors in front. Wales suffered a hurtful Euro 2020 qualifying defeat as Group E leaders Hungary beat them 1-0 in Budapest. Mate Patkai drove home the winner 10 minutes from time after Wales – 32 places above Hungary in the world rankings – had failed to clear the ball in their own penalty area. It was a second defeat for Wales in the space of four days and leaves them six points behind Hungary, albeit with a game in hand, and three adrift of Slovakia and Croatia. Patkai’s strike will have proved especially painful for Gareth Bale, who had a moment in front of goal on the hour mark that he will want to forget. FT | 🇭🇺 1-0 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 | #HUNWAL It’s all over in Budapest as #Hungary beat #Wales to go top of #EURO2020 qualify...

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