Arsenal Dealt Blow Over James Rodriguez Hopes

Rodriguez Wants Bayern Stay

James Rodriguez Manchester United transfer news

Arsenal’s hopes of signing James Rodriguez on loan for the rest of the season seem to have disappeared.

The Colombia international is currently on a two-year-long spell at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid. But he has started just five Bundesliga games so far this season and speculation has linked him with a move away from the Allianz Arena.

Reports have claimed that Arsenal could take on the remaining few months of Rodriguez’s loan spell for €3million. However, Bayern aren’t keen on ending the loan deal and Rodriguez himself doesn’t want to leave Bayern. Sources close to the 27-year-old claim he is keen to make the loan deal permanent. That would mean Bayern paying a €42million transfer fee.

Serie A side Napoli are also monitoring Rodriguez’s situation.