According to Goal, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, has left Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez out of the club’s squad to face RB Salzburg in a pre-season friendly match.
Following this development, the future of the two players at the Santiago Bernabeu, therefore, remains uncertain.
Bale had agreed to a deal to join Jiangsu Suning but Madrid refused to release the former Tottenham Hotspur play without a significant transfer fee.
It does not remain certain if Bale will be able to force a move away from the La Liga side before the transfer window closes.
James future seems clouded with Napoli and Atletico Madrid showing interest in the midfielder,
James finds himself in a similar situation, with Napoli and Atletico Madrid having registered their interest before a season-ending injury to Marco Asensio appeared to see the Colombian redrafted into Zidane’s plans.