Gareth Bale needs 'huge' offer to leave Real Madrid
Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan want to sign Bale, according to Sky in Italy
By Kaveh Solhekol
Last Updated: 23/07/19 12:31am
Gareth Bale needs wages on par with the world's top players to leave Real Madrid, a source close to the Welshman has told Sky Sports News.
The 30-year-old forward currently earns £550,000-a-week at the Bernabeu, where he has a contract until 2022.
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However, a source has told Sky Sports News that it would "take something very huge and special" for Bale to be tempted away from Madrid, possibly an offer that would "come close to making him the highest-paid player in the world".
Real head coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday that Bale was close to leaving - "I do not know if in 24 or 48 hours, but it will" - and that his departure would be "best for everyone", insisting it was nothing personal.
Bale's agent, Jonathan Barnett, said "Zidane is a disgrace" for the lack of respect he has shown "for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid". He also confirmed he was "working" on finding a new club for his client.
Chinese Super League clubs Jiangsu Suning and Beijing Guoan want to sign Bale, according to Sky in Italy.
Sky Sports News understands the 30-year-old will only leave Real if he feels the move is right for him and his family, who enjoy life in Madrid and are settled in the Spanish capital.
Provisional discussions have been held with interested parties about a transfer this summer, but Sky Sports News understands Bale's camp have not discussed a move to Paris Saint-Germain in a deal that would see Neymar go the other way contrary to reports.
Is it personal for Zidane?
Sky Sports News reporter Kaveh Solhekol told The Transfer Show: "I've got a feeling [the reason Zidane wants Bale out] it could just be a personal issue.
"We have to be careful with what we say because Zidane has said it is not a personal issue.
"But people in and around Gareth Bale just do not understand what Zinedine Zidane has against Gareth Bale.
"You have to think it is something personal - for some kind of reason he doesn't like Gareth Bale, doesn't want him in his team, he wants him out of the club."
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