James Rodriguez has decided against extending his stay at Bayern Munich and looks set to seek pastures new this summer.

The Colombian superstar was shipped to the German giants on a two-year loan deal in 2017, having struggled to impress at Real Madrid.

Despite enjoying more first-team football than he did in Spain, Rodriguez has been unable to fully settle at the Allianz Arena.

He has scored 15 goals and provided 20 assists in 67 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern win the Bundesliga title in both his seasons.

The German giants had the option to purchase the playmaker permanently for £37million but, according to Sky Germany, Rodriguez isn’t keen on staying at the club.

He wants to return to Real Madrid where his representative, super agent Jorge Mendes, will discuss his next move.

It is expected that Rodriguez will move on from Madrid, with Zinedine Zidane planning a huge squad overhaul this summer.

The French boss doesn’t see the playmaker as part of his long-term plans, and this has alerted the attention of Premier League clubs.

Liverpool , Manchester United and Arsenal are all interested in bringing the 27-year-old to England, but they face competition.

Recently-crowned Italian champions Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, the French giants, are also keeping tabs on his situation.

Real are keen to move Rodriguez on to increase their transfer kitty ahead of a summer overhaul.

Source: Daily Mirror

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