Chinese side Jiangsu Suning unfollow Bale on Instagram

After Zinedine Zidane revealed that Gareth Bale was close to a Real Madrid exit, many pointed to China as a possible next destination.

A handful of the Chinese clubs would be able to afford Bale’s massive wages and Jiangu Suning even followed the Welshman on Instagram on Monday.

The Chinese Super League side have since unfollowed Bale after their social media activity sparked a mass of rumours linking them with a move for the forward.

Bale didn’t feature in Real Madrid’s opening game of their pre-season tour of the United States and is unlikely to face Arsenal on Tuesday night either.