Gareth Bale appears to be nearing the exit door in Real Madrid, and a report from Spain has claimed that his agent has travelled to China to arrange the Welshman a move to a Chinese Super League side.​

Manager Zinedine Zidane confirmed that Bale had been dropped for the pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich as ​he is nearing a move away from the club, although there were no clues as to where Bale's destination may be.


A move to China has been suggested, and ​AS claim that ​Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, has travelled to Asia to arrange Bale a transfer to either Jiangsun Suning or Beijing Guoan.

The winger is believed to have asked to be dropped for the clash with ​Bayern as he felt as though the transfer was imminent, although negotiations have slowed down and Bale has now returned to training with ​Real.

As of yet, he has not requested to be dropped for the upcoming friendly with ​Arsenal on Wednesday, although he remains widely expected to leave the club this summer.

Gareth Bale

His salary demands are thought to be one of the major problems in negotiating a move away from Real. Few clubs in Europe would be able to afford his wages, so a switch to China has long been touted as a likely option.

The Chinese transfer window closes on July 31, and there is said to be a belief that a deal will be struck before then, although Bale has still decided to return to training in the fear that a move may break down.

Real are yet to receive a concrete offer from any CSL side, although they remain eager to part ways with the high-earning Welshman this summer.

Gareth Bale

Should a move to China fail to materialise, Bale has been linked with a move to the likes of Bayern and ​Manchester United, although both sides are thought to be hesitant to meet his financial demands.