Sky Germany reports that Bayern Munich will not activate their purchase option in James Rodriguez’s contract, with the Mirror suggesting this has interested Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho left the Reds in 2018 and although Liverpool have gone from strength to strength since his departure, Jurgen Klopp’s side misses his magical presence in midfield.

In his final half-season at the club, the Brazilian had 20 goal involvements and had he stayed, he would have given Mohamed Salah a real run for his money in the battle to be named PFA Player of the Year.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho.

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The Mirror claims that Liverpool, Manchester United and Arsenal are all keen on recruiting the talented Colombian midfielder.

 

The former Real Madrid playmaker has decided on staying in Bavaria for another season and will return to Spain to discuss his future with his agent Jorge Medes.

From a Liverpool perspective, if their interest is genuine, this could put the Reds in a position of power as Fabinho and Rodriguez share an agent and the Portuguese advocate has a strong relationship with the Anfield outfit.

Fabinho and James Rodriguez.

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Liverpool, United and Arsenal aren’t the only clubs keen on recruiting the playmaker, with Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain also interested in making a summer move for the 27-year-old.

The £37million-rated Colombian would represent a stellar signing for Klopp as his creativity and eye for goal are exactly what Liverpool have missed since Coutinho joined Barcelona.

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