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Real Madrid senior players upset over pursuit of Tottenham's Bale

Real Madrid senior players are angry over their very public pursuit of Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Mirror says Bale faces walking into a potential Real Madrid dressing room backlash which could turn his "dream" move sour.

It was reported that Iker Casillas and Sergio Ramos - the dressing room leaders who effectively forced out coach Jose Mourinho this summer after a season of spats - are among the senior players unimpressed by president Florentino Perez's dogged pursuit of Bale.

According to the claims, the internal dissent surfaced during a dinner at a Spanish restaurant in Los Angeles during Real's current pre-season tour of the US.

Players and directors of the Spanish giants were all present when Bale's name came up as a topic for discussion.

One source reported: "One of the senior players said that he was surprised that Perez was willing to pay so much for one player and another asked, 'What about us?'

"A third player was adamant that Bale was not needed, and that the squad Carlo Ancelotti already has is strong enough without him."

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