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Bale set to return for Madrid

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Real Madrid's world-record signing Gareth Bale is set to return from a thigh injury on Saturday when Malaga make the trip to the Santiago Bernabéu.

The Welsh acquisition has played just three games for Real Madrid since his £85.3 million transfer from Tottenham. The 24-year-old also missed Wales' last World Cup qualifier against Belgium on Tuesday.

But it is confirmed that Bale has been training with Ancelotti's squad throughout the week.

"I want to give him minutes because he needs to play and to know how to play with the team," said the Italian boss.

The Spanish outfit denied a report from highly regarded newspaper Marca this week, after the newspaper claimed audaciously that Bale is suffering from a slipped disc in his back.

Although the Italian boss denies that report, insisting that Bale's recent fitness problems are not because of this and the prognosis is simply getting the Welshman back to full fitness.

He doesn't have a back problem, his problem was the lack of a pre-season," said Ancelotti.

"If you look at his last four years he has played more than 120 games.

"He is working very well every day, now he is in much better condition and he is ready to play." added the 54-year-old.

Real are in need of a win in order to keep up with their rivals, with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid both making 100 per cent starts to the season.

Real sit on 19 points after eight games and any more slip ups would make the title even harder to achieve.

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