Gareth Bale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Scholes: Gareth Bale is a “perfect fit,” could lead Manchester United back to titles

    Pro Soccer Talk "Real Madrid midfielder, and the world’s most expensive transfer of all-time, Gareth Bale is having a bit of a rough time in the Spanish capital, at the moment. The fans aren’t happy with the Welshman’s performances and the local press has chosen him as the fall-guy while Real squander pole..." March 27

  • Report: Disgruntled Real Madrid fans punch, kick Gareth Bale's car after Clasico loss

    The Score "Real Madrid fans are, not surprisingly, upset with the club's 2-1 loss to Barcelona in Sunday's Clasico at the Camp Nou. Such is the nature of the historic rivalry. A loss can have that effect. This, however, is a step too far. Spanish newspaper AS, citing television station Cuatro, claims..." March 23

  • Man Utd to use David De Gea as bait to lure Gareth Bale to Old Trafford

    Daily Star "United boss Louis van Gaal wants to make the Real Madrid superstar his marquee summer signing. Bale cost Real a world record £85m when he joined from Tottenham in 2013 and went on to help them win the Champions League last season. But large sections of Real fans have turned on him this..." March 18

  • Why Would Gareth Bale Want To Go Back To England? "There's a battle for Gareth Bale's soul being waged in the media of two different countries. On one side, you have the Spanish press expressing the frustrations of their readers by bashing the player's lazy, timid displays on the pitch. On the other, the press in Bale's native Britain is using its..." March 17

  • Gareth Bale accused of "saving himself" for Wales as Real Madrid slump continues

    Daily Mirror "Gareth Bale is performing poorly for Real Madrid because he's saving himself for international duty with Wales. That's the opinion of Israel manager Eli Guttman whose side face Chris Coleman's Dragons in a European Championship qualifier later this month. Bale, 25, has been in poor form for..." March 12

  • Manchester United set aside £120m for LVG to LAND Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale

    Daily Star "Bale this week ruled out a summer switch to United but sources in Spain suggest Louis van Gaal is still hopeful of landing the Welsh wizard and the club are willing to reserve a huge chunk of cash to do the deal. The 25-year-old has been in stunning form for Real since joining from Tottenham 18..." January 31

  • Man Utd suffer MASSIVE BLOW as Gareth Bale RULES OUT Old Trafford move

    Daily Star "United have been monitoring Bale's situation at Real Madrid since Van Gaal arrived as manager last summer. United are willing to back a new world record bid for the Welsh forward at the end of the season with Real valuing him at £130m. Bale, 25, signed a six-year contract at Madrid when he..." January 29

  • Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid’s fans must support Gareth Bale

    Pro Soccer Talk "Cristiano Ronaldo has urged Real Madrid’s fans to get off Gareth Bale’s back. Bale, the most expensive player in the world, was heckled by Real’s fans during their 3-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday after failing to pass the ball to a wide-open Ronaldo and instead putting a shot wide of the..." January 13

  • Gareth Bale wants to stay at Real Madrid and not join Manchester United

    The Guardian "Gareth Bale has expressed his desire to stay at Real Madrid after rumours circulated that Manchester United were lining up a summer move for the Welshman. Bale won the Champions League with Real last season and has been a key figure in the Real side who have won their past 22 competitive..." December 31

  • Gareth Bale NOT for sale claim Real Madrid, dealing Manchester United a setback in £120m hunt for Welsh forward

    Daily Mail "Manchester United's hopes of landing Gareth Bale have been dealt a blow after Real Madrid claimed they would never sell the forward. Louis van Gaal's side have been linked with a sensational £120million move for the Wales international, who has been a star for the Spanish side since joining the..." December 30

  • Source: Real Madrid star Gareth Bale ‘accepts’ Manchester United transfer

    Metro "Gareth Bale has moved a step closer to joining Manchester United with reports in Spain suggesting he has accepted a transfer to Old Trafford. Bale has been strongly linked with a January switch to United in recent weeks, with suggestions that Real Madrid could sell him. The Welshman’s agent..." December 24

  • Louis van Gaal refuses to discuss reports Manchester United will offer £120m to bring Gareth Bale to Old Trafford

    Daily Mail "Louis van Gaal has refused to speculate on claims that Gareth Bale is subject to interest from Manchester United. Reports in Spain on Tuesday had stated that Van Gaal is willing to offer Real Madrid £120million to bring the Welshman back to the Premier League, but the United boss was vague in..." December 23

  • Manchester United's £90million Gareth Bale bid being readied?

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United are preparing a record-breaking £90million move for Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, according to the Daily Star. It is believed that the Red Devils have little chance of convincing Bale to move back to the Premier League, but they are preparing to press ahead with the move..." December 18

  • Chelsea plotting sensational bid for Real Madrid star and Man Utd target Gareth Bale

    The Express "According to Tuttomercatoweb, the Blues are looking at the availability of the Welshman as reports claim that he does not fit in with Carlo Ancelotti's latest formation. Bale joined the Spanish outfit from Tottenham in a deal worth £85million over a year ago, and has helped himself to 28 goals..." November 13

  • Real Madrid star Gareth Bale expected to be fit for Liverpool clash

    The Express "Wales star Bale has missed Real’s last three games including the crushing 3-0 win at Anfield as well as the El Clasico victory over La Liga rivals Barcelona. The 25-year-old will sit out the Copa Del Rey tie against Cornella and Saturday’s league clash away at Granada. But Carlo Ancelotti..." October 29

  • Real Madrid ace Gareth Bale set to miss El Clasico clash with injury

    Fox Sports "Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Gareth Bale will miss this weekend's El Clasico match as well as Wednesday's Champions League clash with Liverpool. The Wales international had already been ruled out of the Anfield game with an abdominal injury and ahead of that match the Italian..." October 22

  • Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale a major doubt for Liverpool and Barcelona

    The Guardian "The Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is battling for fitness ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League match at Liverpool after the club announced he is suffering from a buttock muscle injury. The 25-year-old was an unused substitute in Saturday’s Primera Division win over Levante on his return from..." October 20

  • Man Utd to launch world-record bid for Real Madrid's Gareth Bale

    The Express "The Red Devils had been hoping to strike a deal for the Old Trafford favourite, but Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is adamant his client will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu and has no desire to return to England. And according to the Daily Star, Louis Van Gaal will now instead focus on..." October 10

  • Gareth Bale desperately hoping Real Madrid hold on to Cristiano Ronaldo

    Sky Sports "Gareth Bale admits he does not want to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave Real Madrid for a second spell in English football. Portuguese star Ronaldo maintained his incredible scoring burst on Sunday night with his 22nd La Liga hat-trick - equalling the record of Real icon Alfredo Di Stefano and..." October 07

  • Bale: I could return to Spurs one day

    BT Sport "Gareth Bale has offered a glimmer of hope to Tottenham fans, by suggesting he may one day return to White Hart Lane. In an exclusive interview with BT Sport’s Jake Humphrey, Real Madrid’s world-record signing said he hoped Spurs supporters could understand why he chose to leave. “The fans..." September 18

  • Gareth Bale stars in video teaser for Real Madrid kit launch... which hints at new pink shirt for Galacticos

    Daily Mail "Gareth Bale is the star player in a new video teaser Real Madrid have released ahead of their new kit launch on Monday. The Welshman is the sole Galactico to feature in the video, which gives a strong hint that they will wear a new pink third kit next season. Bale blasts a trademark free..." May 30

  • Cristiano Ronaldo trains, but Gareth Bale has the flu

    SB Nation "Real Madrid could have Ronaldo back for Wednesday's Champions League semifinal first leg, but Gareth Bale's status is now in doubt. It was a good news, bad news kind of day for Real Madrid on Monday. The good news is after missing the last four matches with knee and thigh problems, Cristiano..." April 21

  • Gareth Bale may be allowed to miss some Wales games as Chris Coleman plans agreement with Real Madrid

    The Telegraph "Chris Coleman concedes that Wales will have to thrash out an agreement with Real Madrid over the availability of Gareth Bale for future friendlies. The world’s most expensive footballer completed the whole 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw with Finland in Cardiff on Saturday night. It was Bale’s..." November 18

  • United keeping close tabs on Gareth Bale’s difficult start at Real Madrid

    Metro "Manchester United are keeping a close eye on how Gareth Bale adapts to life at Real Madrid with view to a shock move for the Welshman next year. The Premier League champions were interested in buying Bale in the summer but were left powerless to compete with the £85million world record fee..." October 28

  • United WERE the side that offered £100m for Gareth Bale, says Fabio Capello

    The Express "Fabio Capello has revealed that Manchester United were the club that bid as much as €120m (£100m) to prevent Real Madrid signing Gareth Bale from Tottenham. Bale eventually joined Real for a world-record fee of £85m (€100m) but it seems that United were willing to offer significantly more than..." October 23

  • Bale isn’t happy with how his fitness was portrayed

    Pro Soccer Talk "Gareth Bale otherwise known as the most expensive player in the world is a bit put off by how the media portrayed his recent injury struggles. Despite missing four full matches due to injury since his switch to La Liga and playing just 120 minutes total Bale says rumors of his demise have been..." October 20

  • Bale needs time to justify price tag at Real Madrid, insists Gary Lineker

    Daily Mirror "England legend Gary Lineker insists the world’s most expensive player Gareth Bale will be a huge success at Real Madrid once his fitness and language skills improve. Bale won a last minute penalty converted by Cristiano Ronaldo after coming on as a 76th minute substitute for Real in their 2-0..." October 20

  • Ancelotti confirms Bale to return for Real

    ESPN UK "Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says Gareth Bale does not have a serious problem with his back and is set to play a part in Saturday's La Liga game against Malaga at the Bernabeu. While Bale remains less than 100% fit following his lack of a full pre-season last summer he returned to full..." October 18

  • Gareth Bale expected to return to La Liga action Saturday vs. Malaga

    Daily Mail "Gareth Bale looks set to return to La Liga action against Malaga on Saturday in preparation for Real Madrid's Champions League match with Juventus next week. Bale has made just one start since his £86million move from Tottenham in the summer but Real president Florentino Perez denied his record..." October 16

  • Real have 'committed error' signing injury-prone Bale says top Spanish doctor

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid may have 'committed an error' in signing Gareth Bale for a world record fee of £86million from Spurs according to a leading Spanish doctor. While Real deny the Wales international needs surgery for a back problem the club admitted Bale 'has a small chronic disc protrusion which is..." October 13

  • Real Madrid deny reports that Gareth Bale has a slipped disc

    Pro Soccer Talk "Spanish newspaper Marca have claimed that an MRI taken on September 2nd revealed that Gareth Bale was suffering from a slipped disc in his back. The newspaper also reported that the former Tottenham Hotspur player might require surgery to correct the problem. However Real Madrid have denied the..." October 12

  • Real Madrid play down Bale injury concerns "Los Blancos have been quick to dismiss a report published by Marca which claimed the winger's injury was serious and insist his "small chronic disc bulge" is a manageable problem Real Madrid have released an official statement confirming that the extent of Gareth Bale's recent injury is not as..." October 12

  • Bale will prove his worth, vows Zidane as £86m man struggles with injuries at Real

    Daily Mail "Zinedine Zidane has defended Real Madrid’s use of world-record signing Gareth Bale. The £86million man - signed on September 1 - appeared just three times in the white of the Spanish giants before succumbing to injury. Bale was this week forced to withdraw from the Wales squad ahead of their..." October 11

  • Toshack: "Bale isn't far from Ronaldo and Messi's level" "John Benjamin Toshack spoke to radio station 'La Xarxa' about compatriot Gareth Bale. The Wales coach had nothing but praise for the Real Madrid player: "I don’t want to go into the ins and outs of what he is worth but what I do know is that Bale is not very far from Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi’s..." October 10

  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale set to miss three weeks

    Daily Mail "Gareth Bale is set to miss the next three weeks in a bid to be fit for the season's first Clasico. The Welshman has started just one of the five games Real Madrid have played since his arrival and been on the pitch for just 132 minutes in total. He is still waiting to start his first home..." October 03

  • Gareth Bale fit for Madrid derby, Real Madrid need him to deliver

    Pro Soccer Talk "Reports from Madrid on Friday suggest that Gareth Bale will return from a thigh strain to play in his first Madrid derby against Real’s noisy neighbors Atletico on Saturday night. And Los Galacticos certainly need their most expensive signing to shine on the big stage on his home debut at the..." September 27

  • United made £100m Gareth Bale bid to try to stop transfer to Real

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United made a sensational world-record £100million bid to hijack Gareth Bale’s move from Spurs to Real Madrid. Mirror Sport can reveal Welsh flier Bale even flew back from Spain to hold talks with United officials who were desperate to help new boss David Moyes make a blue-chip..." September 25

  • Player security review after Gareth Bale incident with fans

    BBC "Security around the Wales team is to be reviewed after opposition fans ran onto the pitch and approached Gareth Bale at their World Cup qualifier in Macedonia. It happened as the world's most expensive player who did not play in the 2-1 defeat warmed up at half-time. The Football Association..." September 07

  • Politicians suspect Bale’s transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid could be illegal "Los Blancos are accused of funding the transfer with money from the EU. A chain of events has aroused suspicion that Real Madrid’s world record £85.3m purchase of Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale is in fact illegal reports Danish newspaper Ekstra Bladet. Belgian EU politician Jan Eppink wants..." September 06

  • Real Madrid confirm signing of Gareth Bale in reported €100m deal

    The Guardian "Real Madrid have confirmed the signing of Gareth Bale with the fee thought to be a world record figure of €100m (£86m) which would surpass the £80m fee that Real Madrid paid for Cristiano Ronaldo back in 2009. Bale has signed a six-year deal thought to be worth in excess of £300000 per week and..." September 01

  • Gareth Bale agrees to personal terms with Real Madrid

    The Sports Review "Gareth Bale has reportedly agreed personal terms with Real Madrid leading to speculation the world could finally see an end to the protracted transfer saga. Bale’s lawyers met Real Madrid representatives on Friday to thrash out personal terms for the player. The 24-year-old star is expected to..." August 30

  • Bale's lawyers in Spain to finalise Real Madrid deal "Gareth Bale's proposed world-record transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid is inching towards completion with Welshman's lawyers having arrived in the Spanish capital to put the finishing touches to the deal. Bale's lawyers Inigo Landa and Melvyn Grantz met Blancos representatives on Friday to..." August 30

  • Real Madrid blame Spurs for Bale delay

    Fox Sports "Real Madrid has laid the blame with Tottenham for holding up the transfer of Gareth Bale. The 24-year-old has rarely been out of the headlines throughout the summer over a possible move to the Spanish giants for a world-record £86m fee. Bale has failed to report for three days of training..." August 30

  • Tottenham consider fining Real Madrid target Gareth Bale

    BBC "Tottenham may fine Real Madrid target Gareth Bale after he failed to show up to training for a second day manager Andre Villas-Boas has said. Spanish giants Real have made a world record £86m bid for the forward. Bale 24 was due back at training on Tuesday after a break in..." August 28

  • Transfer record smashed as Real Madrid land Bale with £86MILLION swoop

    Daily Mail "Gareth Bale is free to join Real Madrid after Tottenham agreed a world record £86million deal with the Spanish giants on Sunday night. Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy signed off the staggering move for the PFA Player of the Year following talks with directors in the boardroom at White Hart Lane...." August 26

  • Bale fee shows a lack of respect for world we live in, says Martino "Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino has hit out at Real Madrid over the reported €100 million transfer fee they are set to pay Tottenham Hotspur for Gareth Bale. The Santiago Bernabeu side are expected to complete the signing of the Welshman for a world record fee imminently and Martino feels..." August 24

  • Gareth Bale will finally join Real Madrid on Friday

    Daily Star "Gareth Bale will FINALLY complete his long-awaited move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in the next 24 hours. The deal has been agreed between the two clubs and Bale's world record £93m move will be confirmed tomorrow. Tottenham technical director Franco Baldini is currently in Spain..." August 22

  • Real Madrid want Gareth Bale to debut on September 1st

    The Telegraph "President Florentino Pérez sees Bale as the man to help promote the club in Asia and the Far East and coinciding his debut with Real Madrid’s first global audience-friendly time slot is seen as the perfect way to launch the club’s new image outside of Spain. Pérez must now hope that Daniel..." August 22

  • Real Madrid set to finally sign Gareth Bale

    Metro "Real Madrid are close to finally landing Gareth Bale from Tottenham after making an improved £93million plus Fabio Coentrao offer. Madrid who have been pursuing Bale all summer have already seen a world record £85million bid rejected for the Welshman. However despite manager Carlo Ancelotti..." August 21

  • Real Madrid leave no.11 shirt free for Gareth Bale

    The Express "Real Madrid have dropped another hint that they expect Gareth Bale to join them this summer by leaving the club's number 11 shirt free for the Welshman should he arrive from Tottenham. The number 11 shirt was worn by Ricardo Cavalho last season but he has since departed for French moneybags..." August 18

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