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Real Madrid to sell Gareth Bale?

The Daily Mail report so.

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It's hard for Real Madrid to keep things under control even after earning such an important win in Wednesday's game against Atlético de Madrid. A report from the Daily Mail indicates that Real would be willing to sell Bale in order to afford other players.

Sources in Spain suggest that the club could be willing to offload him [Bale] even though manager Carlo Ancelotti has said he wants the winger to remain at the club.

The complex politics at Madrid mean that Bale could be traded to help finance the inevitable signing of at least one platinum player during the summer and work within the parameters of Financial Fair Play.

Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus is one star being lined up, and Madrid may feel they need to find space for Isco in their first team, the player having recently expressed his frustration at being sidelined for much of the season.

Real Madrid do not have problems with the current Financial Fair Play. For instance, they bought James Rodríguez by selling Di María to Manchester United for that same price, meaning that Los Blancos do not need to sell Bale even if they want to make a big signing this season.

Real would only sell Bale if they want to, because right now there is no need to sell him.

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