Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is “very close to leaving” the Spanish club, says boss Zinedine Zidane.
The Wales international, 30, was left out of Real’s 3-1 pre-season defeat by Bayern Munich in Houston, USA.
Speaking after the game, Zidane said: “We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.
“I have nothing personal against him, but there comes a time where things are done because they must be done.”
Bale, who has three years left on his Real contract, has won the Champions League four times since his £85m move to Madrid from Tottenham in 2013 – a world record deal at the time.
He has been linked with Premier League sides Manchester United and Spurs, German champions Bayern and also a move to the Chinese Super League.