Live updates

Gareth Bale a dad for the second time to baby Nava

Gareth Bale has announced on social media that he has become a dad for the second time.

The Wales striker - who will miss this week's friendly match ahead of Euro 2016 - said the name of his new daughter was Nava.

Nava is believed to be a Hebrew name, traditionally meaning "beautiful".

Bale already has a three-year-old daughter Alba Viola, who was born in 2012.


Gareth Bale celebrates win with festive twist on his Christmas tree

Welsh star Gareth Bale celebrated with his football team Real Madrid yesterday after a win against Rayo Vallecano.

Instead of a star, Bale shared a photo on social media of the match ball on top of his Christmas tree.

Bale scored 4 goals contributing to the final score of 10-2 at the Bernabeu stadium in Spain.

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.

Credit: PA

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.

Load more updates