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According to SPORT, Jose Mourinho has lost confidence in Gareth Bale amid a problematic second spell at Tottenham.

The Wales international re-signed for the north Londoners on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

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However, he has only been fit enough to start eight games this term.

Bale has made just one Premier League start, while starting six Europa League games and one Carabao Cup affair.

SPORT state that everything indicates Bale will return to the Spanish capital when his loan deal at Spurs ends.

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The 31-year-old has scored just three goals since returning to England, with one coming in each of the three aforementioned competitions.

It sounds as if Mourinho is far from pleased with how the attacker is doing, and has no plans to sign the ex-Southampton man up for another term.

In fact, SPORT even said that it seems Real Madrid and Bale are ‘condemned to be together’ until the Welshman’s contract at the Santiago Bernabeu ends.

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The strong use of the word ‘condemned’ tells you everything you need to know about how Tottenham’s No.9 is portrayed in the eyes of the Spanish media.

Furthermore, seeing as Spurs are paying £220,000-a-week of his £600,000-a-week wages (The Telegraph), it would make sense to get rid of Bale if he isn’t delivering.