Manchester United 2-1 favourites to bag Bale

MANCHESTER CITY have been cleared of any wrongdoing following their signing of teenager Benjamin Garre from Argentinian club Velez Sarsfield in July 2016.

The new Premier League champions could have faced a transfer ban if a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport had gone against them.

Fifa had already dismissed Velez's complaint that City had broken regulations when they signed Garre.

The Citizens' summer transfer dealings are unlikely to include Gareth Bale according to Coral's market on where the Real Madrid man may be playing his football next.

Bale is rated an 8-1 chance to pitch up at the Etihad should he leave the Spanish giants.

Manchester United are 2-1 favourites to sign the former Tottenham star, who is 11-4 to return to Spurs.

Liverpool are next at 7-2 and it's 10-1 he heads for Chelsea

.Jack Butland is also the subject of transfer speculation with the Stoke goalkeeper expected to leave should his side get relegated.

The Potters look doomed and are 1-7 with Betway to go down and Ladbrokes make Liverpool  5-4 favourites to sign Butland, with Arsenal next best at 3-1. 

Match in Focus

19:45 Sa 26May BT2

Real Madrid v Liverpool

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  • Real have won just one of their last four Champions League meetings against English opposition
Expert verdict
Real Madrid have lifted the Champions League in three of the past four seasons but they could struggle to retain their crown against a lively Liverpool. Real have been the dominant force in Europe, with last year’s 4-1 thumping of Juventus in the final in Cardiff showcasing their superiority. However, Zinedine Zidane’s men have not bumped into a front three like the Reds’ often - Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane have netted 29 of their 40 Champions League goals this season - and they are vulnerable to the counter-attack.

 

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