James Rodriguez ‘to replace Neymar at Paris Saint-Germain’

Paris Saint-Germain will look to sign playmaker James Rodriguez to replace Neymar at the club, according to reports.

Marca cite a report in Sport Bild that the Colombian attacker, currently nearing the end of a loan deal at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid, has told his teammates of the possibility.

James has started just 13 Bundesliga matches this campaign and is said to want more regular first-team football, with a reported fractious relationship with boss Niko Kovac.

The German champions are said to hold a €42m option to sign him permanently but various reports over recent months have conflicted, and it is unclear if the club will now seek other options and allow the temporary deal to expire.

The 27-year-old has been in strong form recently but was dropped for Bayern’s recent crunch Bundesliga clash against Borussia Dortmund.

James netted a hat-trick for Bayern in their recent 6-0 win over Mainz, prompting reports that he could remain in the Bundesliga.

The former Porto and Monaco star spent three seasons at Los Blancos, helping them to two European titles, but started just 13 La Liga games in his final campaign.

Now it appears he could form a remarkable deal that may take prized forward Neymar to the Spanish capital.

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