Gareth Bale RUMORS & NEWS

  • Real Madrid confirm Gareth Bale has a calf injury, but are unsure of its severity

    Sky Sports "Real Madrid have confirmed Gareth Bale has muscle damage in his left calf but have put no timescale on the forward's return. Bale came off in the first half of Real's 4-0 Champions League victory over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday and had a scan in Madrid on Thursday morning. "Following the..." September 17

  • Gareth Bale was never going to sign for Man United this summer, reveals agent "Manchester United were linked with the 26-year-old but Barnett dismissed the rumours. "He was nowhere near leaving - that was all stupid paper talk," he said. "He is very happy at Real Madrid and hopefully he'll stay for the rest of his career. "He's loving it there and things are going..." September 08

  • Gareth Bale 'will NEVER sign' after David De Gea saga

    Daily Mirror "Manchester United might NEVER be able to sign Gareth Bale after the David De Gea saga, report the Daily Star. The Red Devils have reportedly been interested in bringing Bale back to the Premier League from Real Madrid in a mega-money, record-breaking move. But the extraordinary collapse of..." September 03

  • Man United to make Gareth Bale move, want David De Gea resolution - sources

    ESPN FC "Manchester United will make a last big attempt to sign Gareth Bale from Real Madrid in the final week of the transfer window and hope to resolve the David De Gea situation at the same time, sources have told ESPN FC. United have a long-standing interest in Bale, which goes as far back as Real's..." August 26

  • Manchester United remain interested in Gareth Bale, Sky sources understand

    Sky Sports "Manchester United remain interested in Gareth Bale but they have yet to make a formal bid to Real Madrid, according to Sky sources. It is understood no formal talks have taken place between clubs, and sources have told Sky Sports News HQ they expect Bale to remain at Real Madrid beyond this..." August 24

  • Real Madrid: Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema staying - Benitez

    BBC "Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez does not expect forwards Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema to leave the club. Wales international Bale, 26, has been linked with a move to Manchester United and France's Benzema, 27, with Arsenal. "I'm not going to talk about offers," said Benitez...." August 05

  • Reports: Manchester United submitted two bids for Gareth Bale over $110 million

    Pro Soccer Talk "Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal may have lost Angel Di Maria, but he is reportedly hoping to replace the Argentinian winger immediately and in a big way. According to The Sun, the Red Devils have submitted a pair of enormous bids for Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale in excess of $110..." August 04

  • Manchester United have huge £99m Gareth Bale bid rejected by Real Madrid

    Daily Star "According to stunning reports in Spanish press Cope, United tabled a staggering offer but it has been bluntly turned down by the La Liga giants. United are looking at several potential targets this summer, with boss Louis van Gaal known to be keen on Bale. The 25-year-old superstar was on..." July 08

  • Manchester United will land £80m Real Madrid flop Gareth Bale

    The Express "United have been working on trying to bring the former Tottenham forward back to the Premier League for months. Despite denials from Real and from the Bale camp both the club and player are up for the possibility of a homecoming for the 25-year-old who now finds himself under fire for..." May 14

  • Gareth Bale's agent issues stern warning to Man Utd and Chelsea over £100m transfer

    The Express "Bale has been the subject of intense speculation that he could leave Madrid this summer and make a return to the Premier League. Both United and Chelsea are said to be willing to pay around £100million to facilitate a move for Bale. But despite inconsistent form that has seen the Welsh..." May 07

  • Bayern Munich join United, City and Chelsea in race to sign Real star Bale

    Daily Mail "Bayern Munich are set to add a fourth dimension to the race for Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale this summer. As reported in the Football Grapevine last week, a three-way battle between Premier League clubs Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City is set to start as soon as the Spanish season..." May 03

  • Man Utd propose Real Madrid SWAP deal for David de Gea and Gareth Bale

    The Express "MANCHESTER UNITED have told Real Madrid it will cost the Spanish giants £45million to land Old Trafford keeper David de Gea. But they have made it clear any further discussions between the two clubs will also involve United’s pursuit of Madrid’s world-record £86m signing Gareth Bale – one which..." May 03

  • Real Madrid's Gareth Bale facing up to three weeks on sidelines

    ESPN FC "Gareth Bale is expected to be out for up to three weeks after Real Madrid announced that the player had suffered an injury to the soleus muscle in his left leg, AS reports. Bale felt a twinge in his left calf during Saturday's 3-1 win against Malaga and had to leave the pitch four minutes after..." April 20

  • Gareth Bale named in Real Madrid squad after injury concerns

    ESPN FC "Gareth Bale has been included in the Real Madrid squad for Wednesday's La Liga game at Rayo Vallecano, despite fears over his fitness. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti announced at Tuesday's pregame news conference that Bale had a "small" problem with his foot, and was a doubt for the trip to..." April 08

  • Gareth Bale is not for sale at any price, insists Real Madrid president

    Daily Mail "Real Madrid president Florentino Perez insists the La Liga giants will not sell Welsh star Gareth Bale this summer. Premier League duo Manchester United and Chelsea are believed to be interested in luring the former Tottenham Hotspur man back to England. Bale has struggled to win over the..." April 01

  • Chelsea ‘readying £217,000-a-week contract offer to complete Gareth Bale transfer’

    Metro "Chelsea are reportedly preparing a £217,000-a-week contract offer to complete the transfer of Real Madrid star Gareth Bale. The Blues are rumoured to be considering paying the former Tottenham star’s release clause, but will need to come up with a substantial wage package to tempt him away from..." March 31

  • 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?

    Deadspin "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