Gareth Bale's proposed move to Chinese club Jiangsu Suning has fallen through and the Wales international is set to remain at Real Madrid.

Bale had been expected to sign a three-year deal worth a reported €1.1 million a week, but PA understands that the move is off.

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has made it clear he was not Bale's biggest fan and the player's injury record - he has made just 79 LaLiga starts in the last four seasons - did not help his cause.

Last week Zidane said Bale was "very close to leaving" and his exit would be "best for everyone" after omitting him from their pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich.

Bale moved from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013 in a then world-record €100 million deal and has helped the club win the Champions League four times during his spell at the Bernabeu.

The 30-year-old scored twice in the 2018 final against Liverpool, his first arriving from a spectacular overhead kick just minutes after coming on as a substitute.

Bale played 42 matches for Real last season and was booed by his side's supporters at times during the campaign.