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There's just over three months till the summer transfer window opens and who knows what is could bring. One thing seems certain though, Gareth Bale surely won't be at Real Madrid by the end of it. But where will he end up?
It does feel like every year we're gearing up for the biggest transfer window we've seen. Of course last year we saw the transfer record utterly smashed by Neymar and it seems unlikely that will be beaten again unless the Brazilian moves on.
This summer though we're likely to see Manchester United, PSG and Real Madrid invest heavily once again, not discounting all the money the other big sides will no doubt fork out.
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Real actually didn't invest too heavily last season, not on big names at least, they missed out on both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to PSG and that's left them well behind rivals Barcelona in La Liga.
This summer Florentino Perez is expected to go galactico hunting once again in a bid to freshen up Zinedine Zidane's side's attack, with Gareth Bale likely to make way.
And speaking ahead of Wales' final against Uruguay in the China Cup via the Mirror, the former Spurs winger hinted that move to China could be on the cards, saying:
"It's a great country with great people. In terms of the future I'm not too sure, I haven't really looked that far to be honest.
"But I'm sure that if I ever did come I'll be looked after very well.
"Whenever I come to China we always have such an amazing reception from the Chinese fans. They've been very welcoming to all of us, not just me. They look after us really well."
The Chinese Super League has been spending money like it's going out of fashion in the last couple of years. Players from all corners, often South America, have been making the money to the Far East for big bucks.
In January Atletico Madrid attackers Yannick Ferreira Carrasco and Nicolas Gaitan were the latest high profile names to make the move from a top European club to move to the CSL as part of a double move to Dalian Yifang.
A couple of years ago it would have seemed almost impossible that Bale would move to China but considering the money on offer there and the potential lack of offers in Europe it could be his best option.
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