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Gareth Bale says thanks for baby congratulations

Gareth Bale has Tweeted his thanks for all the congratulation messages he received after announcing he is expecting his second baby.

Gareth Bale and pregnant girlfriend Emma Rhys-Jones attend the world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Credit: PA

The Wales striker and his partner Emma Rhys-Jones revealed the news last night when they attended the premiere of the latest James Bond film 'Spectre' at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

Today Bale was back to his physio sessions.


Gareth Bale to stay at Real for 'remainder' of career

Gareth Bale's agent says the Wales international was never close to leaving Real Madrid this summer and hopes to remain at the Bernabeu for the remainder of his career.

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Jonathan Barnett dismissed the Man United links as just rumours.

He was nowhere near leaving - that was all stupid paper talk.

He is very happy at Real Madrid and hopefully he'll stay for the rest of his career.

He's loving it there and things are going well for him.

– Agent, Jonathan Barnett

Barnett also had his say on the botched late move Madrid made for Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea.

Despite having an interest in the Spain international for several months an offer was not accepted until the last day of the window and the paperwork was not completed in time.

"I don't think there is any Machiavellian plot, I just think someone has made a stupid mistake. It is the boy who suffers. I don't know who is to blame but it is certainly not the player."

Barnett also criticised the transfer system as it currently stands, having advocated an abolishment of the windows to make an all-year market.


Bale to join Man United speculation continues

Bryan Robson thinks Gareth Bale would be an ideal signing for Manchester United in the wake of Angel di Maria's impending departure to Paris St Germain.

Chances of Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid are said to be slim. Credit: PA

United have been linked with a number of big names in the transfer market - including that of Bale - since Louis van Gaal admitted he has concerns about a lack of creativity and pace in his squad.

Robson feels the United manager would be wise to move for the Real Madrid forward now that the Dutchman can no longer count on Di Maria.

The good thing with Bale, and this is what the manager likes, is he can play in two different positions - he can play wide coming in and also as a centre-forward.

– Bryan Robson

For now, the chances of Bale leaving Real Madrid look slim. Manager Rafael Benitez insists Bale will stay at the Bernabeu and the former Tottenham player is happy to remain despite being criticised by the club's fans last season.

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