Gareth Bale throws major spanner in the works to threaten Real Madrid transfer deal

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Real Madrid’s efforts to seal the transfer of Paulo Dybala have taken a hit as Gareth Bale reportedly doesn’t want to move to Juventus as part of the deal.

According to Don Balon, Florentino Perez had been keen on a swap deal involving Bale and Dybala, but the Welshman’s heart is set on rejoining his former club Tottenham.

While Real Madrid are used to largely getting their own way in the transfer market, it seems their plans for next summer could be complicated by the current Bale situation.

Real Madrid star Gareth Bale
Gareth Bale has had his troubles at Real Madrid in recent times

It remains to be seen if the Spanish giants can find another way to persuade Juve to sell Dybala to them, but the Argentine certainly seems like a logical target for Los Blancos.

Bale, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, have made weak starts to the season and it looks increasingly clear that reinforcements are needed up front.

Dybala Juventus
Paulo Dybala is a rumoured transfer target for Real Madrid

Dybala has shone in Serie A and looks a perfect fit for Zinedine Zidane’s side, though the Italian giants surely won’t let him go easily.

A swap deal could have been one way for Real to boost their chances of striking a deal, but they’ll now have to explore other options.

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