Cape Town - Arsenal are reportedly at the front of the queue
to sign Real Madrid star James Rodriguez, though Liverpool are also said to be
in the running.
Rodriguez has been on loan at Bayern Munich since July 2017
though he has struggled for consistency and it appears the Bavarians are
unlikely to sign him on a permanent basis.
Bayern have an option to sign him at the end of his
two-season loan spell, yet this is unlikely to transpire.
As such, the Gunners are stepping up their interest in
landing the Colombia ace on a big-money switch to the Emirates Stadium.
According to Spain's Don Balon, the player is a major target
on the radar of manager Unai Emery.
The Spanish publication has added that Liverpool are also
eyeing the 27-year-old goal-scoring attacking midfielder with interest.
Nonetheless, if he were to sign for Arsenal, it seems that
the future of Mesut Ozil may be in doubt despite signing a £350,000 a week
pound a week contract just under 12 months ago.
With Aaron Ramsey set to potentially depart either in
January or at the end of 2018/19, the Cucuta-born star could be brought in to
fill the void.
However, injury and inconsistent form could see the
London-based outfit offload the former Germany star in order to save money on
the wage bill.
Don Balon also suggested that Manchester United have an
interest in the 2014 World Cup Golden Boot winner, though it seems a move to
Old Trafford will not materialise.