Gareth Bale's transfer to China from Real Madrid is off

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale will be staying at the Santiago Bernabeu after his move to China fell through.

Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale   -  Getty Images

Gareth Bale's transfer from Real Madrid to Chinese Super League club Jiangsu Suning has fallen through, Omnisport understands.

According to AFP, reports by Spanish daily Marca that said the player’s family had blocked a potential move to Asia were dismissed by a source close to the Wales forward on Sunday.

Marca said those close to Bale had asked his representatives to look for clubs in Europe “before definitively saying yes to Jiangsu Suning’s offer“.

The Chinese transfer window closes on Wednesday.

The Wales international was reportedly on the brink of signing a deal that would have seen him earn £1million per week after falling out of favour under Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.

The transfer would have brought Bale's spell at the LaLiga club to an end after six trophy-laden years, but he now looks set to stay in Madrid unless a deal can be done elsewhere.

Bale has helped Madrid to a LaLiga title, the Copa del Rey and four Champions League crowns since his then-world record €100.8M (£90.7m) transfer from Tottenham in August 2013, as well as three UEFA Super Cups.

(with inputs from AFP)