Rafa Benitez Ditches The 'BBC' In Order To Give Gareth Bale The No 10 Spot

  • Rafa Benitez will play Gareth Bale in his favoured No 10 spot this season 
  • The new manager will ditch Real Madrid’s ‘BBC’ three-pronged attack 
  • Juventus are closing in on a move for Bayern Munich star Mario Gotze
  • Gotze could move to Italy as part of Arturo Vidal’s move to Bayern Munich 

Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez will scrap the ‘BBC’ this coming season in order to play Gareth Bale in his favoured No 10 spot.

Reports in Spanish publication AS claim Benitez will change Madrid’s infamous three-pronged attack of Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo to suit the Welshman.

AS claim the change comes at the request of former Tottenham Hotspur man Bale as Benitez looks to put his stamp on his new side after replacing Carlo Ancelotti.

Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez will scrap the ‘BBC’ in order to play Gareth Bale in his favoured No 10 spot

AS claim the change to Real Madrid’s formation comes at the request of former Tottenham Hotspur man Bale

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Espanyol goalkeeper Kiko Casilla is set to be announced as a Real Madrid player in the coming days

Madrid are currently training in Australia ahead of the new season and the same publication expect goalkeeper Kiko Casilla to be announced in the coming days.

The arrival of a No 2 at Madrid is unlikely to get too many excited, but over in Italy a potential arrival is dominating the back pages.


La Gazzetta dello Sport lead with the headline ‘Go, Go, Gotze!’ as the Bayern Munich midfielder closes in on a move to Juventus.

Bastian Schweinsteiger’s transfer to Manchester United has created a domino effect across Europe, as Bayern Munich move quickly to replace the German international.

Reports in Italy suggest Serie A giants Juventus could be closing in on a deal for German Mario Gotze

Bayern Munich midfielder Gotze could soon be swapping the Bundesliga for Serie A with Juventus

Arturo Vidal is expected to fill the void left by Schweinsteiger, with Gotze free to move to Serie A giants Juventus as part of the same deal.

Corriere dello Sport also claim Gotze is on his way to Juventus, but they believe the 23-year-old will join for an initial loan period with a compulsory purchase clause.

The same publication also have news involving two Premier League sides as they claim Roma manager Rudi Garcia is lining up moves for Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah. 

Corriere dello Sport claim Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko is a target for Serie A side Roma

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Roma are being linked with a move for Chelsea misfit Mohamed Salah who spent a spell on loan at Fiorentina