Gareth Bale's agent has called Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane a "disgrace" after he said it would be best for everyone if Bale's departure was finalised as soon as possible.
Zidane confirmed the Wales international was left out of Real's matchday squad to face Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup in Houston on Saturday night because "the club is working on his departure".
The Frenchman also said he hopes a deal for Bale can be struck soon "for everyone's sake".
Zidane, whose side were beaten 3-1 by Bayern, said in quotes reported on his club's official website: "He wasn't included in the squad because the club is working on his departure and that's why he didn't play."
In response, Bale's agent told ESPN FC there was "nothing more" to add regarding the Welshman's future, but did not hold back on his view of Zidane.
Bale joined Real for a then world-record £85 million from Tottenham in 2013 and, despite being hit by a series of injuries, has helped the Spanish side win four Champions League titles, LaLiga and a host of other trophies.
However, his future at the Bernabeu has been the source of plenty of speculation in recent times, with the likes of Manchester United, Tottenham, Bayern and Inter Milan among the clubs having been linked with his services.
Zidane did not reveal where Bale's possible destination might be but said: "The situation will change and it's for the best for everyone."
The Frenchman also insisted he has "nothing against" 30-year-old Bale, who has not always been an automatic starter under Zidane at Real.