James Rodriguez Linked With Cut-Price Move to Arsenal Amid Uncertainty Over Bayern Future

​Arsenal are tipped to move for Bayern Munich loanee James Rodriguez, with just £3m reportedly all that's required to bring the Colombian to the the Emirates.

Rodriguez joined the Bavarians on a two-year loan worth €13m in July 2017, and was initally a hit, collecting eight goals and 14 assists across competitions, averaging one every 92 minutes in the Bundesliga.

James Rodriguez

However, this season has not been so successful, with a combination of injuries and poor form preventing the 27-year-old from making more than eight appearances in the league. The midfielder has been hampered by a ruptured ligament in his knee of late, but his return to first-team training has put the rumour mills back into action. 

With his immediate future, and the one beyond the summer, both uncertain, the ​Daily Mail report that the ​Gunners are considering tabling a £3m bid - the remaining balance of Bayern's £11m loan agreement - to rescue him from his troubles in Germany.

While Rodriguez's deal with Bayern includes a £40m option to buy this summer, it appears increasingly unlikely that the Bubdesliga champions will activate that clause. The Mail's report makes no mention of whether Arsenal would enter into a similar agreement with Real Madrid for the star, whose contract in Spain runs until 2020.

The news comes amidst the continued furore surrounding the future of ​Mesut Ozil, with Unai Emery evidently not keen on the German for tactical reasons. 

Emery's superiours have been trying to recruit Barcelona's Denis Suarez as a temporary midfield option, but La Blaugrana are holding out for a more permanent deal, or at least one which contains an obligation to buy at the end of the season. 

Source : 90min