The Exploding Heads are back as player agents to field calls from the likes of Gareth Bale, Harry Maguire and Phil Jones on a lively transfer deadline day.
ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti addresses where Gareth Bale's reported move to Jiangsu Suning appears to have fallen through.
Former Real Madrid manager Santi Solari says he only has "good words" for Gareth Bale who now looks set for a move to the Chinese Super League.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong says he would rather old teammate Donny van de Beek didn't join Real Madrid – as he doesn't want to face him as an opponent. Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale has been included in head coach Zinedine Zidane's travelling squad for their final preseason friendly against Roma on Sunday, the club have announced.
Wales international Bale remained in Spain for Real's two-match swing in Germany following the collapse of his proposed move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, with Zidane having said that Bale was "not fit" to go.
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Bale was on the verge of signing for the Chinese…