Zinedine Zidane confirms future conversation with Gareth Bale

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Furthermore, the report from Diario Gol states that Zidane isn't sure if Raphael Varane will continue on at Real Madrid next season and that he views de Ligt as an apt replacement for the World Cup victor.

Time is running out for Gareth Bale as all signs point to a move away from Real Madrid.

Bale became the most expensive player in the history of the game when he moved to Real Madrid for £90 million in 2013.

Gareth Bale was left out of the matchday squad for Madrid's victory over Villarreal last weekend but Zidane refused to confirm whether he had spoken to the Welshman about his long-term future at the club.

Fox Sports reports that Zidane believes the Gabonese global would be a ideal signing for Real Madrid since the club doesn't want to spend up to 100 million euros to sign Bale's replacement at Santiago Bernabeu.

Bale's agent Johnathan Barnett recently stated his client wants to remain in the Spanish capital, although Zidane was not in the mood to respond those comments.

"I am not sure that Mr Zidane wants him to stay but at the moment Gareth wants to stay". "He has got a contract, he will quite happily see it out until 2022".

Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele is said to be one of Zidane's biggest targets, as is Chelsea winger Eden Hazard, who has reportedly already decided on where his future lies next season.

"I won't tell you anything about it, private conversations are private", he said. Zidane had positive words to say about players like Isco and Marcelo. Next week we see what I do, and also what happens next year.

Bale has not been on top form since joining the La Liga giants from Tottenham Hotspur a few seasons ago.

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