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Rodriguez prepared to join either Arsenal or Liverpool

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Bayern Munich loan signing James Rodriguez has announced his intention to join either Arsenal or Liverpool during the summer transfer window, should a permanent move to Bayern not happen

The Colombian joined Bayern during last summer’s transfer window in a loan deal from La Liga champions Real Madrid, after falling out of favor with Zinedine Zidane since the Frenchman took over the reins at the Spanish capital.

Rodriguez initially struggled at Bayern under Carlo Ancelotti. But after the Italian was replaced by Jupp Heynckes, the 25 year-old has thrived under his role and has scored four goals and assisted in six goals for the Bundesliga leaders.

His performances have impressed both Heynckes and Bayern, who are now believed to be preparing to sign Rodriguez on a permanent deal in the summer. But the Daily Mirror claims that Rodriguez has now instructed his agents to prepare alternatives in Arsenal and Liverpool, should a permanent move fail to materialise.

Rodriguez is believed to not be against a return to Real Madrid, but only on the condition that Zidane is no longer in charge of the club. A release clause of €42m has to be met for any club wishing to sign Rodriguez.