See what Wales boss Ryan Giggs had to say about Real Madrid injury fears for Gareth Bale

David Cooper 11/10/2018
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Gareth Bale went off injured during the derby against Atletico Madrid.

Ryan Giggs has calmed Real Madrid’s worries about Gareth Bale, despite ruling the Wales forward out of the friendly with Spain on Thursday.

Bale, 29, has been troubled by a groin problem and was forced off in the closing stages of Madrid’s shock 1-0 La Liga defeat at Alaves on Saturday.

Watch Giggs’ response when quizzed about the superstar’s availability:

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Find out what Real Madrid target Eden Hazard said about a January exit from Chelsea

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Set for Bridge return post-World Cup: Eden Hazard.

Chelsea forward Eden Hazard appeared to dismiss the possibility of a January move to Real Madrid on Thursday.

The 27-year-old, who has spoken of his daily quandary over his future, was speaking at a media conference on national team duty with Belgium, broadcast on Sky Sports News.

It was put to Hazard that to win the Ballon d’Or – as the world’s best player – he would have to play in Spain.

“That’s why I want to go, maybe,” said Hazard, who was smiling.

Asked if that move might happen in January, Hazard said: “No.”

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Live Real Madrid Blog: Pellegrini shocked by Cristiano Ronaldo's Madrid exit

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Hola Madridistas!

The Sport360 Team is in place bringing you all the latest Real Madrid news on Wednesday.

It might be the international break but there is still plenty going on!

As ever, get in touch with us throughout the day on Twitter and Facebook.

8:00pm – Pellegrini shocked by Ronaldo’s Madrid exit

Real Madrid sit just two points behind current La Liga leaders Sevilla but the Los Blancos have come under increasing fire after failing to score a single goal in their last four games.

Real have struggled to replicate Cristiano Ronaldo’s goals this season and former manager Manuel Pellegrini has expressed his surprise that the club sanctioned his departure to Juventus.

Read what the West Ham boss had to say about Ronaldo’s exit here.

Pellgrini is surprised Ronaldo was allowed to leave Madrid.

Pellgrini is surprised Ronaldo was allowed to leave Madrid.

3.30pm – Bale ruled out for Wales

Gareth Bale sustained an injury in the Madrid Derby.

Niggling injury: Gareth Bale.

Winger won’t play in fixture against Spain on Thursday.

2pm – Defender reveals Ronaldo admiration

Lopetegui is relishing the challenge of leading Real Madrid in the -Ronaldo era.

Bernabeu legend: Cristiano Ronaldo.

A versatile Real Madrid defender has admitted that he would love CR7 back in the Spanish capital.

1.20pm – News of another injury boost

Marcelo will miss the crucial Madrid derby on Saturday.

Brazilian Marcelo has missed Real’s past three matches.

Vice-captain Marcelo is recovering from his spell on the sidelines.

12.30pm – Morata drop hints over Hazard future

Bang in form: Eden Hazard.

Former Los Blancos striker has his say on speculation Eden Hazard could move to the Bernabeu.

11am – Isco gears up for Los Blancos return

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Spanish schemer is stepping up recovery from injury at Valdebebas.

9.30am – Bale fitness boost

The Los Blancos attacker has overcome injury.

The Los Blancos attacker has overcome injury.

The Real Madrid attacker is set to be fit for his country Wales, despite limping off during Los Blancos’ defeat last time out against Alaves.

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