Bayern Munich will not look to exercise their right to buy James Rodriguez for £37million and the Mirror claims that Liverpool want him as a Philippe Coutinho replacement.

The Brazilian left the club in January 2018 and although Xherdan Shaqiri has performed admirably for the Reds this season, he simply isn’t on the same level as Coutinho.

Liverpool haven’t signed a natural no.10 since Coutinho joined Barca but did come close to signing Nabil Fekir but ultimately pulled out of a deal due to concerns over his knee injury history.

Nabil Fekir.

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Bayern Munich will not move to trigger a £37million right to buy clause in their agreement with Real Madrid concerning the services of one James Rodriguez.

 

The Colombian, according to the Mirror, is set to return to Real Madrid but is viewed as being surplus to requirements and will be sold to fund Zinedine Zidane’s transfer plans.

Liverpool are named as an interested party, with Arsenal, Manchester United, PSG and Juventus also mentioned as being keen on recruiting Rodriguez.

James Rodriguez.

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The Reds reportedly want to sign Rodriguez, who is 27 years old, to replace the creativity that has been missing since Coutinho left the club last year.

It would be a brilliant transfer for Liverpool and if he is available for around £37million, that would be a bargain for the Merseysiders.

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