Manchester United pull out of the race for Gareth Bale

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With Gareth Bale's future at Real Madrid looking more uncertain each day, ESPN FC's Sid Lowe discusses the options available to the Wales global.

Real Madrid qualified for their eight straight Champions League semi finals as they will be waiting for the next opponents later in the day.

Manchester Untied have shelved their interest in Gareth Bale with Inter Milan emerging as the favourite to sign the Real Madrid misfit, according to reports.

Zinedine Zidane is furious at the "shameful" way Juventus talked about Real Madrid after the Champions League quarter-final.

Big-spending Inter are the only club reported to now hold a serious interest in Bale and have been linked with a move ever since he scored a Champions League hat-trick against the Serie A side eight years ago. I'm going to defend my players.

"What happened to Barca was never going to happen to us, we're Real Madrid", said the Brazilian, channelling Madrid's usual self-confidence, which has not waned even following a dismal domestic campaign, which has seen them drop down to fourth in the Liga standings, 15 points behind leaders Barca.

"Where does he go from there that's bigger?"

Daily AS declared on its front page that Madrid went "from panic to the semifinals". Probably, maybe if he does move, if it's on the cards. He liked the life in Madrid, loved the club.

However, Zidane is adamant the forward, who has four years remaining on his current deal, will remain at the Bernabeu next season despite enduring an injury-hit 2017-18 campaign.

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