Gareth Bale's move to China is off after Real Madrid cancelled the deal, with the Spanish giants opting to sell the player instead or make him be part of the team next season since he has 3 years left on current deal.

30 year old Bale joined Real in 2013 for £85m which was a world record fee as at then, he has since won 4 champions league titles with the team scoring in 3 of those finals, but injury has been very unkind to him limiting him to just 79 starts in 4 years.

Zidane said last week that the Welsh international was close to leaving the club and it best for all parties involved, Madrid's U-turn comes as a surprise to the players who is reportedly furious about the cancellation of a deal worth £1m weekly in the Chinese super league.