Real Madrid have had a disastrous season in the La Liga and now winning the Champions League is the only way they can put a smile back on their fans faces.

But the Los Blancos management is making sure that such a catastrophe does not happen next season.

Florentino Perez has already given the green signal to Zinedine Zidane for bringing in a bunch of new signings at the end of the season. But the French manager first has to clear a fair bit of locker room space before he can make any signings.

A string of first-team players are expected to be sold during the summer transfer window and Welshman Gareth Bale is undoubtedly at the top of that list.

Bale has been tipped to leave Real Madrid for a long time now, and clubs like Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United have all shown interest in the winger.

While every big publication in Spain has claimed that Bale is on his way out in the summer but no team has come close to striking a deal with Real Madrid up until now.

And the major reason for this being the high asking price for the Welsh International.

Up until now, the price tag for Bale was set at 100 million which had put a lot of doubt amongst the interested parties.

But according to the Don Balon Florentino Perez has now lowered the asking price to 70 million.

The Real Madrid president feels that lowering the asking price will attract a lot more clubs and once a bidding war starts then the La Liga outfit can easily fetch 100 million by selling Gareth Bale.

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