Coleman: Madrid have final say on Bale

Wales boss Chris Coleman has confirmed Real Madrid have the final say over Gareth Bale’s participation in the forthcoming internationals.

Coleman’s side face November friendlies against France and Panama, while the forward has not played for his club since September due to a calf injury.

“We are in open dialogue with Real and we will be governed by what they say,” Coleman is quoted as saying by PA.

“He will be training with us because he is at a good level. If they say he can play 10 or 20 minutes then great. If they say no, then absolutely not.

“We will tell them where he is and they will get data off us every day like they always do.

“We will know anyway when we see him but if Madrid say he is not playing, he is not playing.

“If they say he can play 20 or 30 minutes that is exactly what will happen, but we are just delighted that he is going to be involved in some capacity.”