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Bale returns for Wales duty

Not even the appearance of Gareth Bale could save Chris Coleman's side as they slumped to the bottom of World Cup qualifying Group A with a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Serbia.

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Speculation heightens over future of Gareth Bale

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Speculation over the future of Wales star Gareth Bale has taken a new twist this afternoon, with Italian and Spanish sports commentators claiming Real Madrid have reached a deal to sign him from Spurs.

Internet reports claim the La Liga giants have secured a world-record £93m deal for Bale - despite Tottenham saying he's not for sale.

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