RYAN GIGGS has not spoken to Zinedine Zidane over Gareth Bale's Real Madrid exile because he fears talks would get lost in translation.
Bale arrives in Cardiff from Spain today to prepare for Wales' Nations League double-header against Finland on Thursday and Bulgaria next Sunday.
The 31-year-old has played just 100 minutes of Real's last 12 games but Giggs has not intervened due to the language barrier.
Giggs, who used to do battle with French World Cup winner Zidane on the pitch when Manchester United and Juventus locked horns, said: "I haven't spoken to Zidane.
“My French and Spanish isn't too good. That's my way out of that one.
“I know Zidane's English isn't very good from experience.”
While Bale has been out-of-favour at the Bernabeu, the Dragons record goal-scorer with 33 goals remains a big part of Giggs' plans ahead of next summer's Euros finals.
But national boss Giggs says his door is always open if the Welsh nation's talisman wants to open up on his Real torment at club level.
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Giggs added: “I'm just monitoring the situation.
“When Gareth gets on camp I will speak to him like I always do.
“I've always said to him if he wants to speak then I'll listen and be more than happy to help him.
“He's experienced and professional enough to look after himself. But I'm there if he ever needs to speak.”
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