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Zidane: Real Madrid want Bale sold; it's not personal

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane admits Gareth Bale didn't play in defeat to Bayern Munich due to the club's sale plans.

Bale sat out the 3-1 defeat in Houston.

And Zidane explained, "He wasn't included in the squad because the club is working on his depature and that's why he didn't play. We'll have to see what happens in the coming days. We'll have to see if it goes through tomorrow, if it does then all the better. Let's hope, for everyone's sake, that it happens soon. The club is dealing with the club that he'll move to.

"It's nothing personal. There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done. I've not got anything against him. We have to make decisions and change things, that's all there is to it. You're aware of the situation and there'll be a change to it.

"I don't know if this will happen in 24 or 48 hours' time. The situation will change and it's for the best for everyone. That's how things go. I speak with the club, we've got decisions to make and it's a decision that's been made by the coach and the player. Let's see how things play out."

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