Bayern Munich forward James Rodriguez has hinted at his future, which points towards a return to Real Madrid.
The Colombian international is now entering the final six months of his loan spell with German side Bayern Munich and it is firmly understood tht he will not be offered a permanent deal.
Bundesliga giants Bayern had been keen to take advantage of an agreed €35m option to sign him permanently, but that is now being held after poor form and an inconsistent spell in their first team.
Italian side Juventus are now said to be wanting to explore the option of signing the former AS Monaco man and tentative talks have already started with Real Madrid over a deal.
The Old Lady are now talking to James’ agent Jorge Mendes about a deal with sporting director Fabio Paratici having lunch in Dubai with the Portuguese.
Following those talks, Marca are now reporting that a conversation by phone between James and former Madrid team-mate Ronaldo have now taken place.
But that has now been matched by the Spanish daily, who claim James wants to move back to Spain with Madrid.
And, the play-maker has opened up about a potential return to the Santiago Bernabeu in a recent interview as quoted by Spanish daily Marca.
“At the moment, my contract is with Bayern until June so nothing will happen before then,” he said.
“In Madrid I think I have everything because there is a house for me, there are people who love me…but I cannot say what will happen.
“In football you can never know the future and for now I have a contract with Bayern, we must look to finish the season strongly.
“Do I miss Madrid? The truth is I do, yes.”
James joined Bayern in 2017 on a two-year loan deal but he has since lost his place in the starting eleven.