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Gareth Bale set for new Real Madrid contract on Ronaldo-size wages

Football Soccer - Real Madrid v Sporting Portugal - UEFA Champions League group stage

Gareth Bale is in negotiations with Real Madrid over a new long-term contract that stands to put him in the same pay bracket as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The 27-year-old forward has three years to run on his deal, which is reportedly worth £300,000 a week, but Real want to tie him down, effectively, for the remainder of his top-level career.



Manchester City's Raheem Sterling scores their first goal

Manchester derby could shape the Premier League season

With the greatest respect to Sam Allardyce and the opening of a new England era, most people will be relieved when the first international break of the fledgling season is out of the way and business proper resumes on Saturday with an eagerly anticipated Manchester derby.