GARETH BALE has been included in Real Madrid’s 20-man squad for tonight’s friendly against Roma.
The Welshman has not played since the humiliating 7-3 loss to Atletico Madrid amid his failed mega-bucks move to China.
But Bale, 30, is travelling with the rest of the Los Blancos squad to Italy to face Roma at Stadio Olimpico.
Zidane, 47, vowed to never select the former Spurs man again after he missed Real Madrid’s pre-season trip to Germany.
Bale was spotted playing golf in Spain as Los Blancos were losing to Tottenham – despite the French coach insisting he was too ill to travel to Munich.
The out-of-favour forward was subsequently skipped for the 1-0 victory over Red Bull Salzburg in Austria.
The Welshman was close to ending his long-standing feud with Zidane last month having agreed a stunning £1million-a-week move to Jiangsu Suning.
But club president Florentino Perez pulled the plug on the deal at the 11th hour – infuriating both men.
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And – with Bale back in the squad – it now seems that it is Zidane who might be losing the power struggle at the Bernabeu.
Real chiefs are also reportedly thinking of reducing the Frenchman’s exposure to the media.
They are trying to avoid controversy, fearing Zidane cannot hide “tensions” over transfers anymore.