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Gareth Bale’s return to Tottenham has not been successful so far (Frank Augstein/PA)

Football rumours from the media


Tottenham’s headline-grabbing move to welcome back Gareth Bale from Real Madrid looks set to last just one season. The 31-year-old’s much vaunted return to the club has been underwhelming, with Bale having played just 161 minutes in the Premier League midway through the 12-month loan deal, partly due to injuries. The Times says a second season with Spurs is “not being considered at the moment”, and the next few months will prove crucial to his future.