Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he is not frustrated by the delay in sealing Gareth Bale’s transfer and is focused on preparing for today’s La Liga match at home to Athletic Bilbao.
Confirmation of Bale’s big-money move to Spain from Tottenham Hotspur has appeared imminent for several days, with the Wales international’s presentation at the Bernabeu tipped to take place on Monday.
Ancelotti said he did not want to talk about the transfer market but was later drawn into responding to a question about the Bale saga. “For me absolutely it’s not frustrating,” he said. “I am happy to train with these players, if another one comes I will be happy the same. Everyone knows Bale, he is a fantastic player. Everyone knows this.”
Bale’s possible arrival could trigger the exit of some Real players before tomorrow’s Spanish transfer deadline, including Germany playmaker Mesut Ozil, captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas and Brazilian midfielder Kaka.