- Gareth Bale could finally leave Real Madrid this summer
- The Welshman has been linked with a move to join Premier League side Newcastle United
- Los Blancos have identified Bayern Munich's Kingsley Coman as a replacement
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Real Madrid is reportedly planning to make a move for Kingsley Coman once they offload Gareth Bale this summer.
Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane has declared the Welshman as a surplus to requirement at the Santiago Bernabeu.
They were close to selling the former star to a Chinese club in a deal valued at around £1 million-a-week, but the club's president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on the move.
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Briefly.co.za learned that Bale currently earns £600,000-a-week at Real and the Spanish League giants are looking for ways to reduce their annual wage bills, hence, the need for the winger to leave soon.
Bale has been linked with a return to the Premier League side Newcastle United but this can only happen when the takeover is done in the summer.
The Daily Star, however, reports that the Frenchman Coman has been pegged as the ideal replacement for Bale.
The 23-year-old winger whose deal with Bayern expires in the summer of 2023 is said to have also attracted interests from Barcelona and Manchester City.
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He has scored five goals and five assists in 24 appearances for the Bavarians across competitions this campaign having joined them from Juventus in 2017 for a fee around €21 million.
Coman spent his initial two seasons on loan at the Allianz Arena before making the deal permanent and has gone ahead to win four Bundesliga titles among others.
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