James Rodriguez does not want to remain at Bayern Munich, despite cementing his place in the starting line-up in recent months.
The Bavarians’ elimination from the Champions League at the hands ofLiverpool has marked the start of rebuilding the squad, but one that does not seem to prioritise James.
Nearing the end of his two-year loan with the Bavarian club, Bayern are yet to execute their option to purchase the player at the end of the season for 42 million euros, which puts into question their desire to keep the player.
However, since Christmas, James has become a regular starter and the noise coming from the upper echelons of the club is that they want to keep him, particularly the club’s chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Despite Zinedine Zidane returning to Real Madrid which could signify that there is no place for him back at Los Blancos as he was not wanted in the Frenchman’s first spell on the bench, the Colombian wants to return to speak withFlorentino Perez and the coach.
From there on, if they do not want him, the Colombian will ask for a transfer elsewhere, and Juventus and Napoli are among those closely following his progress.