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Chelsea in pole position to sign pacy La Liga forward

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale has fuelled further speculation over his future at Santiago Bernabeu, after he failed to attend a ‘team bonding’ meal, according to the Mirror reports.

Along with French forwrd Karim Benzema, former Spurs star was just one of two players to miss the meal, with returning of Zidane electing to use the opportunity to rebuild players morale, after a terrible 2018/19 season.

Spanish giants have been unable to live up to the expectations previously set by Zinedine Zidane under managers’ Santiago Solari and Julen Lopetegui this campaign, with the team having fallen way behind Spanish giants Barcelona in the La Liga chase, while they were knocked out of the from the Champions League.

This has understandably ramped up speculation that Bale could leave the Bernabeu this summer, with Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich the key interested parties.

With the Red Devils head-coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keen to target younger players after the end of the current campaign, the Blues have emerged as favourites for the Wales international’s services, with Blues forward Eden Hazard’s uncertain future.

Spanish sources The Week, go as far as reported that the Los Blancos will offer Bale to Chelsea in order to sweetener in their pursuit of Eden Hazard, who has been on top of Zinedine Zidane’s wishlist.

Madrid will reportedly leave it up to Bale himself to decide his next team and Man Utd still have a chance to lure him at the club.