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Football: Bale can do better, says Ancelotti

Welsh star Gareth Bale can do better, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday. Bale has been struggling to recapture his best form since returning from a calf injury but Italian Ancelotti says it is normal that he takes time to settle. "For his first year, he's doing well," said the former Chelsea, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain coach. "Of course he can do better because he needs to combine better with his team-mates. "But those are normal problems for a player who's discovering a new culture, new football and new country."

Bale transfer cost 91 million euros: Real Madrid chief

Real Madrid's president on Tuesday revealed that Gareth Bale had cost 91 million euros, confirming the Welsh winger had been insured for the value of his transfer fee. Questioned on the Intereconomia television channel on whether Real's injured star is insured for 91 million euros ($123 million, 78 million pounds) in the event that he is forced to end his career, club president Florentino Perez replied: "Yes, sure".

Football: Real Madrid deny Bale has slipped disc

Real Madrid strongly denied a report in Spain on Saturday that world record signing Gareth Bale has a slipped disc. Madrid sports daily Marca published the story claiming that the problem had been identified when the 24-year-old Welshman underwent his medical with the club and that the player may need to undergo surgery. The club flatly denied those claims and although they admitted that Bale does have a slight disc protrusion, the condition will not affect him from playing.

Football: Bale trains after scan on groin strain

Real Madrid new-boy Gareth Bale took part in a training session with his Wales team-mates on Monday after going for a scan on a groin strain. Bale joined Spanish giants Real from Tottenham Hotspur last week in a deal widely reported to be the world's most expensive transfer at around 100 million euros ($132.5 million). But Bale was an unused substitute for his country's 2-1 loss to Macedonia in Skopje on Friday and Wales manager Chris Coleman revealed on Monday that the winger was left on the sidelines because of a groin injury suffered in training.

Football: Bale goes for scan on groin strain

Real Madrid new-boy Gareth Bale has gone for a scan on a groin strain to decide if he will feature in Wales's World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Tuesday. Bale joined Spanish giants Real from Tottenham last week in a deal widely reported to be the world's most expensive transfer at around 100 million euros ($132.5 million). But Bale was an unused substitute for his country's 2-1 loss to Macedonia in Skopje on Friday and Wales manager Chris Coleman revealed on Monday that the winger was left on the sidelines because of a groin injury suffered in training.

Football: Bale must earn place, says Real Madrid coach

Gareth Bale will not be guaranteed to start every game at Real Madrid despite his enormous price tag, the Spanish club's assistant coach Paul Clement warned on Wednesday. The Welshman was officially presented as a Madrid player on Monday, after signing from Tottenham Hotspur on a six-year contract for a fee of around £80 million ($124 million, 94 million euros). However, Clement says that Bale must prove his worth if he is to hold down a place in manager Carlo Ancelotti's team.

Isco: Bale would be great addition to Real Madrid

Madrid, Aug 16 (EFE).- Real Madrid midfielder Francisco Roman Alarcon "Isco" said at a press conference here Friday that Tottenham's Gareth Bale would be a great signing for Los Blancos and create "quite a problem" for coach Carlo Ancelotti, who would need to find room on the field for the Welsh winger. "Bale is a fantastic player. If he comes over, it'll create quite a problem for the coach" in deciding which current member of the squad he would replace, the Spanish attacking midfielder said.

Football: Bale happy at Spurs, says Ledley King

Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King said on Wednesday that Gareth Bale is happy at the club, as speculation intensifies about fierce interest from Real Madrid. Reports in Spain say that the flying Welsh winger has told Tottenham that he wants to leave and has agreed a six-year deal to join Real. But former England international King, who captained Spurs before retiring last year because of persistent injury, said: "There has been speculation all over the summer and I don't think it's going to stop till the window closes.

Tottenham won't sell Gareth Bale, coach says

Lisbon, Jun 24 (EFE).- Tottenham Hotspur manager Andre Villas-Boas says the Premier League club is not entertaining offers for star striker Gareth Bale. "The club president told me we are not available to review proposals, whatever they may be, and that the player will remain. Anything can happen in soccer, but those are the guarantees they gave me," AVB said in an interview with Portuguese sports daily O Jogo. He denied, however, having made the continued presence of the Welsh international a condition for his staying as coach of the London club.

Football: Wales boss Coleman backs Bale to face Scots

Wales star Gareth Bale has "a very good chance" of playing in Friday's 2014 World Cup qualifier against Scotland at Glasgow's Hampden Park, according to manager Chris Coleman. The in-form Tottenham Hotspur winger was arguably the difference between the two sides when they last met in European qualifying zone Group A, scoring both Wales' goals in a 2-1 win in Cardiff in October. However, Bale has missed training this week due to a combination of an ankle injury and a virus and travelled to Scotland separately from the rest of the Wales squad.
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