Bale in line for Valencia

Gareth Bale has had his calf injury assessed as only inflammation, all but clearing him to feature for Real Madrid in the weekend’s trip to Valencia.

The Welshman was seen as a doubt for Los Blancos’ closing League fixture of the calendar year, after Carlo Ancelotti yesterday reported that he had suffered ‘a minor knock’ during training.

However, Madrid have clarified today that tests carried out on the 24-year-old’s calf muscle have shown no signs of injury beyond inflammation.

The club also list in their brief statement released that the winger’s availability for the weekend trip to Mestalla is not ruled out.

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