Bale included in Wales squad

28 August 2013 01:47

Wales boss Chris Coleman has included Gareth Bale in his 23-man squad for next month's World Cup qualifying double-header against Macedonia and Serbia.

Bale, around whom speculation over a proposed world-record transfer from Tottenham to Real Madrid continues to intensify, did not feature in Wales' goalless friendly draw with the Republic of Ireland in Cardiff earlier this month.

The 24-year-old forward had been called up for that match, but Coleman subsequently said Bale was "physically not ready" to play due to a foot injury.

Source: PA