Wales manager Chris Coleman has advised Gareth Bale to leave Real Madrid, if the forward is "not happy" at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 28-year-old last featured for the reigning Champions League winners against Borussia Dortmund on 26 September. He has not featured since then as calf injury had kept him on the sidelines.
Bale was on the road to recovery and even returned to training as he was hoping to be fit for the clash against Atletico Madrid after the international break. However, the Wales international suffered another injury setback as a "strain to the middle third of the adductor longus muscle in his left leg" could keep him out for the next few weeks.
He has missed 40 out of the last 60 matches for Zinedine Zidane's side. Bale's injury record at Real led to the speculation that his employers will be looking to sanction his sale after growing frustrated with his injuries. Coleman has urged Bale to only stay at Real, if he is content with his life at the Spanish capital club.
"I would like to see Gareth wherever he is going to be happy, that is what I would like. Wherever he is happy because wherever he is happy he plays great football. He comes with us, he is happy and we see an amazing player," the Mirror quoted Coleman as saying.
"Wherever he is not happy then he shouldn't be there. If he is happy in Madrid then fine, if he is not then he needs to go and play somewhere where he is happy."
Another report from the Mirror claims Real are willing to sanction Bale's sale for £85m ($112m). They have put long-term suitors Manchester United, his former club Tottenham Hotspur and Premier League winners Chelsea on alert.
Jose Mourinho's side are keen on securing the Welshman's services, while the north London side would be willing to take Bale back at the club. He signed a new six-year deal at Real in November 2016 and is currently on a £350,000-a-week ($459,016 per week).