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Juventus will try to sign James Rodriguez next summer

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The Colombian playmaker is now injured.

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James Rodriguez’s loan deal with Bayern Munich will expire in the summer of 2019 and it definitely looks like the German club will decide not to trigger the €40 million clause to make this deal permanent. The Colombian playmaker injured his knee in training this week and it looks like he will need “several weeks” to recover.

It’s not that James has been a relevant player for Bayern coach Niko Kovac, though. While he had an important role last season, James spends most games on the bench and will probably leave the German club after this two-year loan deal.

All things considered, James might make his return to the Spanish capital next summer, only to join another club. Juventus are reportedly interested in the playmaker, according to Corriere Dello Sport, but the Italian club will have to wait and see if Madrid are willing to give him yet another chance to prove his worth.