Madrid "would not pay more than 150 in any case" and, are now focusing on getting rid of players such as Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez so they can comply with Financial Fair Play regulations. Let's hope, for everyone's sake, that it happens soon.
However, that update has been met with vitriol from Barnett, who did not hold back, telling ESPN: "Zidane is a disgrace to speak like that about someone who has done so much for Real".
Zidane said: "Bale did not play because he is very close to leaving".
"If it's tomorrow [that he goes] then all the better".
Injuries have hampered the 30-year-old in recent years though, leading to growing frustration from supporters of the Spanish club, who have made their feeling for the player well known.
However, the Chilean has failed to live up to his reputation since arriving at Old Trafford - something which could also happen to Bale if he ends up joining.
Zinedine Zidane asserts there is nothing personal against Gareth Bale.
"We know his talents and what he can add to the team, but we have to go step by step".
Bale endured a hard campaign last season, partly because of injuries.
"I've not got anything against him".
"I have to respect all the players, he is with us and he is a Real Madrid player".
He may not fit into Zidane's first-team plans anymore, but the Frenchman could have dealt with the situation a whole lot better. This club has something special and we all know it.