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James Rodriguez a Bayern Munich player

Chelsea are closing on Rodriguez deal

Real Madrid attacking midfielder James Rodriguez joins Bayern Munich on a two-year loan deal

The 25-year-old Colombia international has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea has agreed a deal with Bundesliga champions.

“Signing James Rodríguez was our coach Carlo Ancelotti’s biggest wish,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

“We’re delighted we’ve been able to complete this transfer.”

“James is a very versatile player. He’s a goalscorer himself, he sets up a lot of goals and on top of that he’s great from set-pieces,” continued Rummenigge.

“There’s no question that this transfer further increases the quality in our team.”