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Arsenal have been linked with more than a few quality attacking midfielders this summer and one of them is Colombian international and Real Madrid star James Rodriguez.
The South American playmaker warmed the bench for the Los Blancos last season under Zidane but still managed to get double figures as far as the goals and assists are concerned.
James needs to play regular first team football next season to prepare himself in the best possible way for the FIFA World Cup 2018. For that, he needs to leave the Bernabeu this summer and his preferred destination is none other than the Emirates.
Yesterday, BBC via Ok Diario published a report and stated that the likes of Chelsea, Man United and PSG have made offers for the former Monaco star, whose preference is to join the Gunners.
Today, Don Balon reported that Italian side AC Milan are willing to pay €60million for the versatile playmaker when no other club has offered more than €40million.
The Spanish source claimed that Perez is happy with the Rossoneri’s offer but Rodriguez is still pushing to join Arsenal because he wants to work under the orders of Arsene Wenger, who has not yet met Real’s asking price.
James is mainly a central attacking midfielder but he can effectively play anywhere in the offense. His current contract with the European Champions will expire in 2020 and he earns around €210,000-a-week (Daily Star).