REAL MADRID’S FULL SQUAD FOR AUDI CUP AS BALE WAS DROPPED
It is unknown which club or clubs are in talks with the Wales captain, but the decision to snub the Audi Cup is precautionary, with all parties keen to avoid any possibility of injury as the transfer saga continues to roll on.
A transfer to China appeared to be on the cards but fell through, leaving the Welshman in disappointment yet again.
The full squad is as follows:
Keylor Navas, Lunin, Altube.
Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Nacho, Marcelo, Odriozola, Javi Hernández, De la Fuente, Miguel Gutiérrez.
Kroos, Modric, Valverde, Isco, Seoane.
Mariano, Benzema, Lucas Vázquez, Vinicius Jr. Hazard, Rodrygo, Kubo.
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Gareth Bale has not been included in Real Madrid's 24-man squad for the Audi Cup clash against Tottenham as the Welshman looks to secure a transfer away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
The squad announcement follows news of a collapsed move to China, with Madrid unwilling to let the want away attacker leave the Spanish capital without receiving a transfer fee.
Jiangsu Suning looked set to sign the 30-year-old and hand him a reported wage of £1 million ($1.2m) per week, but instead moved for Croatian striker Ivan Santini, who had spent one season at Anderlecht.
PLAYERS TO MISS THE TRIP
Thibaut Courtois will miss the trip as well, with the Belgian shot-stopper having picked up a grade II sprain in his left ankle. Madrid have not yet provided a return date for the goalkeeper as they continue to monitor his progress but it is understood that the club expect him to return to La Liga action in mid-August.
James Rodriguez, Eder Militao and Casemiro have also been left out of Madrid's travelling party, but all three players are part of the club's plans for the new season and are taking time to gain full fitness after taking part in the Copa America over the summer.