Bale in Wales squad for World Cup qualifiers (Reuters)

Wales' Gareth Bale sits on the touchline during their international friendly soccer match against Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium, in Cardiff August 14, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden

(Reuters) - Gareth Bale has been named in the Wales squad to play in the World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia and Serbia next month amid increasing speculation over his club future. Media in Britain and Spain are widely reporting that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder is on the brink of a world record transfer fee move from the Premier League club to Spanish giants Real Madrid. He has not appeared for Spurs this season, and was pictured in Spain over the weekend. He missed Wales's recent friendly against Ireland due to a foot problem that has troubled him since July. ...

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