The Wales international could also wait until the Chinese Super League transfer window reopens in November before sealing a move away.
Bale came close to moving to Jiangsu Suning last month, only for Madrid to pull the plug on the deal at the last minute.
However, Bale is content to remain at the Bernabeu and wait to see whether the pressure builds on Zidane.
Madrid have endured a poor pre-season but will need to hit the ground running once La Liga begins this weekend. Los Blancos travel to Celta Vigo on Saturday.
Get the best features, fun and footballing frolics straight to your inbox every week.
Thank you for signing up to Four Four Two. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.