Real Madrid reject Premier League bid for James Rodriguez

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The Colombian worldwide started just 13 La Liga games last season with the likes of Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Isco all ahead of him in Zinedine Zidane's pecking order.

However, he started just thirteen league games under Zinedine Zidane last season and the Real boss also declined to name him in the matchday squad for Saturday's Champions League final.

However, Spanish television show El Chiringuito claim Arsenal are looking to hijack their rivals' bids to sign the Colombia global.

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And for English clubs, it was all about the Premier League and its vast riches on offer. " It means everything . If you want to press the ball all the time, you don't play short.

Manchester United's pursuit of Antoine Griezmann ended abruptly last week after Atletico Madrid's transfer ban was upheld and all of a sudden the James Rodriguez rumours have come back in earnest.

Indeed, it is suggested that Arsenal have made an official bid to try and lure Rodriguez to the Emirates.

Despite this Wenger has made his first signing with Sead Kolasinac agreeing to join the club from Schalke on July 1.

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One possible reason for showing an interest in James could be as part of an effort to cover for the loss of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil, who are on the verge of entering the final 12 months of their respective contracts.

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has defended star midfielder James Rodriguez's quality, but said the 2014 World Cup top scorer has an important decision to make over his future at club level.

Wenger has steadfastly denied the pair will leave before their deals expire, but the club's stance could be strongly tested this summer should either player indicate they have no intention of extending their spells.

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