Zidane insists the 30-year-old forward is not a good fit for his squad. While Gareth Bale would be welcome at a host of marquee clubs, his big salary may prove to be an obstacle for all but the richest teams.
“It’s nothing personal,” Zidane added. “There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done. I’ve not got anything against him. We have to make decisions and change things, that’s all there is to it.
“I don’t know if this will happen in 24 or 48 hours’ time. The situation will change and it’s for the best for everyone.”
Bale joined Real Madrid six seasons ago, arriving to much fanfare and a blockbuster transfer fee. He has three seasons left on his deal and has been linked to Tottenham, Manchester United and Bayern.