Gareth Bale has rejected a startling contract offer from China, according to reports.
The Wales star is set to leave Real Madrid this summer, with tensions between the player, his agent Jonathan Barnett and Las Blancos manager Zinedine Zidane reaching breaking point.
The Frenchman is desperate to offload the 30-year-old, commenting last weekend that it would be “best for everyone” if he left Madrid as soon as possible.
That prompted Barnett to label Zidane “a disgrace” before later confirming that Bale will not be leaving the Spanish capital on any loan deal.
The Chinese Super League is an option for the attacker this summer, with reports of mega-money offers arriving from the Far East.
According to Sina Sport , Jiangsu Suning offered Real just shy of £20million for Bale – and a huge contract for the player.
A two-year contract is reportedly on the table, worth £15million a season.
The offers have been rejected by both Bale and Real.
Bale came off the bench against Arsenal to score in Real’s latest pre-season game, and Zidane spoke to the press after the match and gave an update over the Welshman’s situation.
Zidane said: “He has played a good game and I am happy for him. We started very well and after a while we lost a player, then we played well and better ten against ten. We tied and that is the good news. He is here with us and we will continue working.