Zinedine Zidane revealed Real Madrid are working on selling Gareth Bale this summer.

Bale was left out of Real Madrid's squad for Saturday's preseason match.

"Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving," Zidane said. "We hope he leaves soon. It would be best for everyone. We are working on his transfer to a new team.

"I have nothing personal against him, but there comes a time where things are done because they must be done, I have to make decisions. We have to change.

"The exit is the coach's decision, and also of the player, who knows the situation.

"The situation will change, I do not know if in 24 or 48 hours, but it will, and it's a good thing for everyone."

Tottenham Hotspur could buy back Bale from Real Madrid. The reported deal would see Madrid receiving a €50m to €60m transfer fee with Spurs paying around half of his €17m a year salary, and Madrid handing the winger €25m up front to cover the remaining three years of his contract.

The Guardian reports Bale could join China's Super League.