Football By Joe Crilly

Stale Bale Out Of Real? Fall Guy Falcao To Start Anew At Chelsea?

His ego (and car) may be battered and bruised at the moment but despite that, William Hill make Gareth Bale a 1/3 shot to remain at Real Madrid over the summer. Should he be on the move, however, there are a number of clubs who will be lining up to sign him with Manchester United seemingly heading the charge at 11/4 with their cross city rivals 10/1.

“Bale has not been abysmal at Real Madrid, however, at the moment, he is certainly not living up to his billing as the world’s most expensive player,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “Having said that, there are plenty of sides in world football who know exactly what he brings to the table and should he be made available in the summer, the queue to buy him will surely be huge.”

Another big money player who is not really hitting heights this season, is Falcao and it looks less likely that he will be joining Manchester United once his loan deal finishes at the end of the season. He is 4/1 to be a Manchester United player at the end of the summer transfer window, 7/4 to be back at Monaco and 9/2 to join Chelsea.

Gareth Bale club after the summer transfer window: 1/3 Real Madrid; 11/4 Manchester United; 10/1 Manchester City; 14/1 Chelsea; 16/1 Paris Saint Germain; 20/1 Bayern Munich *others on request.

Loan deals count Falcao’s club after the summer transfer window: 7/4 Monaco; 4/1 Manchester United; 9/2 Chelsea; 6/1 Manchester City; 6/1 Real Madrid; 8/1 PSG; 12/1 Arsenal; 12/1 Liverpool *others on request. Loan deals count