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Bernabéu Bites 08.13.2013: Ancelotti Cools Bale Transfer

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Tuesday is here and that means a new dose of all-things Real Madrid. We bring you the latest reports on Gareth Bale's transfer saga as well as some new videos of our boys to satisfy your Madrid craving for the day. Check it out!

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  • According to The Telegraph, Carlo Ancelotti has allegedly told Florentino Pérez that Gareth Bale is not integral to his plans for this season. The article suggests that Real Madrid's scintillating preseason form has cooled some of Madrid's burning interest in the Welsh winger and that Carletto is pleased with the squad's current depth.
  • Carlo Ancelotti is enamored with this Real Madrid team. According to Marca, Ancelotti has told his inner circle that this current side is the greatest group he's ever coached. Not only is the Italian boss impressed with the quality of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mesut Ozil, but he is blown away by the potential surrounding youngsters Carvajal, Casemiro, Jese and Isco.
  • After offering fans a chance to ask their idols questions via twitter, Adidas has launched a series of video interviews with some of Real Madrid's players. Los Blancos talk about their hopes for the season, their favorite players, and their thoughts on the new kit. Not surprisingly, KakáArbeloaXabi Alonso and Benzema all sing Zinedine Zidane's praises in these entertaining features.
  • As posted a Real Madrid training "highlight reel" on its website featuring Isco's dribbles, a cheeky Cristiano goal, and some formidable juggling skills from the coaches themselves.