Arsenal ready offer for Madrid star

Arsenal are pondering a move for Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez after missing out on Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Gunners’ boss Arsene Wenger is ready to tempt the 25-year-old Colombian international with a move to the Emirates Stadium, with reports in Spain insisting he has fallen down the pecking order with Los Blancos under Zinedine Zidane. 

The emergence of Marco Asensio in pre-season, following his return to the club after a successful loan spell at Espanyol last season, means James’ chances are likely to be further limited this term and he may welcome a chance to get his career back on track in the Premier League.

Even so, the report notes any agreement is far from certain as the Londoners are having a poor summer in the transfer market and have struggled to put together a number of deals, including moves for Valencia defender Shkodran Mustafi and Lyon striker Alexandre Lacazette.

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