New Tottenham head coach Nuno Espirito Santo has revealed Gareth Bale will not be returning to Spurs ahead of the new season.
Bale returned to Tottenham on loan in September after seven years away and had a mixed season with form and fitness issues dominating his second spell in north London.
The Welsh's contract runs until the end of the 2021-22 season at Madrid, where he had fallen out of favor and struggled for game time.
In his first interview as Spurs boss on Friday, Espirito said he had been told to count on having Harry Kane around next season but Bale will not be returning.
"Gareth Bale will NOT be part of our team next season," Nuno told the press on Friday.
The 32-year-old has already returned to Madrid and is waiting for the final decision regarding his future with the Los Blancos.