Date: 13th June 2017 at 7:04am
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According to Dario Gol, Arsenal are one of several clubs to make an offer to Real Madrid for James Rodriguez – a player the Gunners have recently been credited with an interest in.

Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, courted by various clubs including Arsenal, isn’t the man Arsene Wenger wants as his first choice option. This is Madrid’s Rodriguez, according to these reports with a Gunners bid going in for the Colombian.

The Madrid hierarchy feel Paris Saint Germain will offer the most money, ahead of Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Inter Milan, Juventus and Manchester United, but it’s the latter, United, Rodriguez wants to join?

As Man United are reportedly only willing to pay up to 40m euros, Rodriguez’s preference of moving to United wouldn’t seem that likely? PSG are seen as a side that would go up to as much as 70m euros, which appeals to Madrid but not the Colombian international, who views a return to Ligue 1 as a ‘backwards step.’

It is possible, probable even, Arsenal could offer a higher fee than Man United for ex-Monaco man Rodriguez but will it matter if his mind is set? The report also suggests United’s failure to match the asking price, whatever the Gunners and other club do, could result in another season of limited football at the Bernabeu for the talented forward…

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