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Zidane: Bale refused to play 

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane has opened up about Gareth Bale’s situation at Santiago Bernebeu with winger’s future with the club hanging by a thread. 

The Madrid boss who admitted he hopes the Wales international leaves this summers says he has ‘never disrespected anybody’ adding that Bale refused to play in during the pre-season match against Bayern Munich. As the Spanish giants suffered a 3-1 defeat to Munich, Zidane revealed Bale was close to leaving the club and his departure would be ‘best for everyone’ saying he has nothing personal against the former Tottenham man.

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With the Los Blancos preparing to take on Premier League side Arsenal in a pre-season match, the Frenchman sought to clear up the situation. 

"The first thing is that I've never disrespected anybody - certainly not any player,” he said. 

"I've always said the same. Players are the most important thing here. If there is a player here, I will be with them. Secondly, I said the club were trying to find a way out for Gareth.

"Thirdly, which is the most important, is that the other day he didn't get changed for the game because he didn't want to. The club are trying to find a way out for him. For now, Gareth is a Real Madrid player, he's going to train normally with us and we will see what happens on Tuesday."

Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett also confirmed he is working hard to get his player out of the club, according to Sky Italy.

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