THE BALE AND POGBA RUMOURS REFUSE TO GO AWAY

There are more speculations that Gareth Bale could return to the Premier League, allowing for Paul Pogba to go in the opposite direction if Manchester United and Real Madrid can reach an agreement.

Reports in Spain claim Madrid could add anywhere in the region of 50 to 100 million pounds to Bale to facilitate a move for Pogba. The Frenchman wants the deal, Bale is not going to push to remain at Madrid, it ends the chase for Christian Eriksen, and gives Zidane another player he really wants at the club.

BALE TO CARRY MADRID IN EUROPE?

Gareth Bale has had some of his best moments in a Real Madrid shirt in Europe. With the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo, will the mantle of Champions League exploits fall to the Welshman? As Zinedine Zidane and the player repair their fractured relationship, many would expect Bale to impress in Europe, starting from tonight against Paris St Germain.

Bale recently rescued the team last week against Villarreal, bringing the visitors back into contention each time they fell behind. Despite the red card, he saved the team in the absence of the injured Eden Hazard and Marco Asensio. As the team is rebuilding, and pressure to win still high, Zidane will have to rely on the former Spurs man to continue his continental top performances.

Milner has no love lost for Messi despite the Argentine’s comment

Liverpool midfielder James Milner has said that he has complete respect for Lionel Messi despite the Barcelona star calling him a donkey in Spanish during the semi-final stage of the Champions League. The Argentine was not pleased with the regular tracking from the side of Milner in the first leg and it appears that he made the same clear when the teams were going through the tunnel at the break.

Speaking to The Mail, Milner revealed that he has some knowledge of the Spanish language and he heard Messi calling him a donkey, though the word has a different meaning in football. Despite this, the former Manchester City man added that he has only admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and believes the Argentine has earned the right to say what he wants.

REAL MADRID TO OFFLOAD WALES ACE

Real Madrid are set to sell Wales forward Gareth Bale in the summer according to media sources in Spain. According to Madrid based paper AS the Los Blancos have informed Bale’s representatives of their decision and told the 29-year old that he does not feature in coach Zinedine Zidane’s plans for next season.

Real Madrid have endured a torrid season with the club failing to reach the semifinals of the Champions League for the first time in eight seasons. Their performances in the league have also been far from impressive sitting third on the table with a few games left in the season.

AC MILAN AND MANCHESTER UNITED MULL BID FOR BALE

According to reports from Italy AC Milan are weighing a shock move for Wales Star Gareth Bale. The Real Madrid Superstar has not had the best of seasons with injuries and inconsistencies plaguing his form. The arrival of Vinicius Junior has also seen a reduction in playing time for the 29-year-old as the youngster has impressed with his performances.

Furthermore, there have been accusations from different sources that the pacy attacker has not integrated properly to life in Spain. Bale barely speaks a word in Spanish after 6 years in the club and prefers to spend his time alone than with his teammates. Madrid stopper Thibaut Courtois recently revealed that the player had chosen to miss the team dinner recently due to his reserved nature.

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