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Zidane drops Bale bomb: 'We hope he leaves soon'

Zinedine Zidane wants Gareth Bale gone, but Sid Lowe says it won't be easy for Real Madrid to get a deal done before the end of the window.
Bayern Munich legend Lothar Matthäus tells ESPN FC that Gareth Bale is not the right age for the German champions, despite reports linking the Real Madrid forward with a move to the Bundesliga.

Gareth Bale's time at Real Madrid is almost certainly over after head coach Zinedine Zidane revealed the club is working on transferring the 30-year-old this summer.

The Wales international was left out of Saturday's 3-1 International Champions Cup defeat to Bayern Munich in Houston and, when questioned on the reason after the game, Zidane confirmed that he felt that Bale was surplus to requirements at the club.

"Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving," Zidane said. "We hope...

Arsenal happy to wait in transfer market - Emery

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Craig Burley says Arsenal can't afford to sign top talent, and that won't change until the Kroenke family no longer owns the club.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour tells ESPN the key to getting the best out of Mesut Ozil is for Unai Emery to build the team around him.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he is happy to be patient in the transfer market and will wait for the right player to become available.

The Gunners head coach was speaking after watching his side make it two wins from two in the International Champions Cup with a 3-0 victory over Fiorentina in Charlotte.

"Really I am with patience because we want to choose the best solution," Emery said. "Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility.

"We don't want now to go to the second...