There are reports that Gareth Bale’s proposed transfer to Jiangsu Suning has been called off.
Bale looked to be headed for Jiangsu and possibly Inter, the forward having reportedly agreed a €1m wage with the Chinese club.
However, BBC Sport and Sky Sports are now claiming the deal is no more and that the 30-year-old will stay at Madrid this summer.
The Telegraph, in particular, explains the move was vetoed by Los Blancos’ board and he will therefore not join Jiangsu before Wednesday’s deadline.
The report from David Ornstein adds that Madrid have called off the proposed move – following on from a season-ending injury to Marco Asensio.
Asensio is expected to miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.
Bale celebrated his 30th birthday last week and is said not to be part of Zinedine Zidane’s plans at the Bernabeu, while the Madrid fans have turned on him.
It now remains to be seen whether the Welshman can patch things up with Coach Zinedine Zidane after he publicly discarded the player.
In turn, according to Football Italia, Madrid may let Napoli target James Rodriguez move on, although there is still no suggestion that they will accept anything other than a permanent sale.