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Real Madrid to tie down superstar duo to new deals to end all talk of exits

Real Madrid are understood to be closing in on contract extensions for both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale with announcements likely this month.

Both players have been integral to the success of the La Liga giants in recent years, and in turn the club are ready to secure both their futures.

According to AS, there is an agreement in place between Ronaldo and the club, although they just need to specify whether the new deal will run until 2020 or 2021.

That will be clarified in a meeting that is expected to take place between Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese star’s agent, and Real President Florentino Perez after the player has returned from his extended post-Euro 2016 holiday.

It’s added by AS that although no date is set for the renewal to be confirmed, both parties expect it to happen in August, with Ronaldo set to make €21 net per season in a deal that will now likely take him to the end of his career, at least at the top level.

Meanwhile, the report also adds that Bale’s agent Jonathan Barnett is already in talks with the club over a new deal for his client too, with the Welsh international’s current contract running until 2019.

The plan from Real’s perspective is to also secure his future until 2021, and naturally the agreement will include a rise in salary which is likely to exceed €10m per season.

With 19 goals and 11 assists last season, Bale overcame a dip in his second year at the club to return to being a main protagonist for the team despite seeing his campaign disrupted by injuries.

Although Ronaldo has yet to show significant signs of a decline in his overall play, as he continues on the wrong side of 30, he’ll naturally have a less prominent role in the team with Bale seemingly set to pick up the mantle and ensure that Los Blancos continue to win trophies.

Both men have been linked with an exit from the Spanish capital over the last 12 months, but it appears as though the pair are ready to commit their futures to the La Liga giants instead.

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