Arsenal latest news Arsenal FC make huge bid for Real Madrid star James Rodriguez to thwart Manchester United’s transfer hopes..
Arsenal latest news Gunners are one of just two teams to table an official bid for Madridwantaway playmaker James Rodriguez according to reports in Spain.
arsenal latest news The Colombian appears destined to leave Real Madrid this summer, having fallen so far down in line up order under Zinedine Zidane that he was left out of the squad entirely for the Champions League final recently in cardiff.
He had been heavily linked with a move to the Barclays Premier League since the turn of new year, with Manchester United and Jose Mourinho the most likely wanted.
Now Spanish television show El Chiringuito have revealed that it is Arsenal who lead the race for his signature in transfer window, having tabled an offer that falls just short of their €80 million (£69.8m).
The only other club to table an official bid are Serie A giants Inter Milan, though their offer is also too low for Madrid to consider accepting at this time as they look to incite a bidding war between top clubs.
James already has ties to north London, having married Arsenal goalkeeper – and Colombia team-mate – David Ospina’s sister recently.
Wenger is reportedly ready to spend big this summer as he eyes a genuine title challenge following his decision to remain in charge at the Emirates for another two years that he signs last week.
He has already been linked with a record-breaking bid for Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe, and is also lining up deals for Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette and Nice midfielder Jean Seri now a days.
James, meanwhile, is desperate for regular game time, especially ahead of next summer’s World Cup where he looks to defend his Golden Boot, and has already warned that he will leave Madrid to get it.
‘I can’t assure I will stay at Real Madrid,’ he said after Real won the Club World Cup in December. ‘I have offers and seven days left to think about my future.
‘I am happy in Madrid, but I want to play more. I have a bitter feeling as I wanted to play the final, but I am happy for the title. It’s the 15th title in my career.’