Chris Coleman reveals the only way Bale will leave Real Madrid


The Madrid star was angered by Spanish radio and television presenter Juanma Castano describing the European champions' controversial elimination of Juve on Wednesday as "a scandal" and "a robbery", following a late penalty given in Lucas Vazquez's favour at the Santiago Bernabeu.

He said at half-time: 'Hopefully Real Madrid if they get to the semis then Gareth will look to start there.

Bale has been strongly linked to a summer move to Manchester United, who attempted to sign him last summer, while Liverpool and former club Spurs have also been mentioned as potential destinations.

The January signing of Alexis Sanchez now means United's need for a wide forward is not as pressing as it was, despite the uncertainty surrounding the future of Juventus target Anthony Martial who has reportedly rejected a new contract offer.

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He has fallen down the pecking order after a season struggling with injuries, with Isco and Marco Asensio preferred options.

Big-spending Inter are the only club reported to now hold a serious interest in Bale and have been linked with a move ever since he scored a Champions League hat-trick against the Serie A side eight years ago. He told Dermot Corrigan at ESPN FC: "Gareth is a Real Madrid player and loves Real Madrid, and Real Madrid love Gareth". But the way the game has ended for him suggests he's as far away from a starting place in the semi-final as he has been'.

It seems possible that Bale could be deemed surplus to requirements but finding a buyer may be hard.