Tottenham star Gareth Bale has ducked questions from AS reporters.

In the country for Espanyol's friendly with Spurs, AS reporters were able to track down Bale in Cardiff as he prepared to meet up with the Wales squad.

Bale stayed tightlipped as the Spanish reps pushed for a word about Real Madrid's interest.

"How are you? Are you having a hard time, you're going to play for Wales? ..."

No response.

"This is no time to talk, right?"

And finally he nods: "I'm sorry, really. It's not the time to talk."

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