Date: 7th June 2017 at 3:49pm
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A virtual perma-Manchester United linked player, James Rodriquez looks more likely than ever to leave Champions League winners Real Madrid this summer, which could see him end up at Arsenal?

The Sun reports Arsenal have ‘made an offer’ for the Colombian but this falls below the Madrid asking price of £60m, the amount paid to Monaco to sign Rodriguez in 2014 following his stunning performances at the 2014 World Cup finals.

Having struggled for regular involvement under Zinedine Zidane over the past 18 months, Rodriguez wasn’t among the substitutes as Madrid retained the Champions League, beating Juventus in Saturday’s Cardiff final. Failure to feature in the showpiece event tends to suggest he will leave the Bernabeu this summer, where he’s still under contract until 2020.

Chelsea have been credited with an interest in Rodriguez, 25, in the past with the report going on to claim a move to Inter Milan has been turned down as he wants to join Man United?

But, according to Sun anyway, Arsene Wenger could seek to bring the talented Rodriguez to North London. Regular first team involvement at Arsenal could sway the playmaker the Gunners’ way despite the lack of Champions League football.

The major problem though? Madrid’s apparent £60m asking price isn’t an fee many would pay, let alone expect Arsenal to part with for Rodriguez, is it?

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