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.

View all 83 updates ›

Ancelotti brushes off Bale questions

Real Madrid Manager Carlo Ancelotti has brushed off suggestions that Gareth Bale has already agreed to join the Spanish club claiming "he is still a Tottenham player".

Reports in Spain on Saturday suggested that Bale has finalised a deal that could break the world transfer record of £80m, paid by Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009.

But Ancelotti says that despite one of the longest running transfer sagas in recent years he is not preparing for life with the Welshman in his side...yet.

More on this story