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INSIDER: Real Madrid will try to set up Bale swap with Chelsea

Real Madrid will attempt to set up a swap with Chelsea involving Gareth Bale.

Bale could join Chelsea, with Eden Hazard heading to Real Madrid in a swap deal, Spanish pundit Guillem Balague claims.

“So, to get the best out of Bale, Zidane is going to have to put an arm around his shoulder. But the first option will be to try and sell him," said Balague.

“But it won't be easy because he earns about 12million euros net and Real Madrid will probably want around 75million euros to sell.

“He's going to be 30 in July, so Manchester United may think twice about putting that kind of money in the direction of Real Madrid and Bale.

“If Chelsea had the possibility of signing Bale it would be a swap with [Eden] Hazard and I expect all that to appear in the equation. But I feel Bale doesn't want to leave. Bale would like to stay at Real Madrid."

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