Arse­nal have £63m bid ac­cepted for Bun­desliga play­maker

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LArse­nal have had a bi g - money bi d a c c e pt e d f or Bay­ern Mu­nich star James Ro­driguez, a sen­sa­tional re­port claims.

Re­cent re­ports sug­gested that Ro­driguez is set for talks with Bay­ern Mu­nich over his fu­ture, amid con­tin­ued in­ter­est from Manch­ester United and Ju­ven­tus.

The Colom­bian star joined the Bun­desliga gi­ants on a two-year loan deal from Real last sum­mer. The agree­ment was worth €10m, with Bay­ern also pos­sess­ing a €35m op­tion to buy at the end of that spell.

A num­ber of re­ports have also claimed Ro­driguez could still move to the Pre­mier League with United long-term ad­mir­ers, seek to re­turn to the Bern­abeu or try his luck in Italy.

Don Balon even re­ported that Liver­pool have en­tered the race to sign the former Monaco star hav­ing seen him fall out of favour un­der boss Niko Ko­vac.

How­ever, the same out­let now re­ports a stun­ning twist, with Arse­nal hav­ing re­port­edly had a £63mil­lion bid for Ro­driguez ac­cepted.

There are doubts over the fu­ture of Me­sut Ozil, who has had a dif­fi­cult time un­der Unai Emery af­ter finding him­self dropped on sev­eral oc­ca­sions. The 30-year-old penned a £350 000 a week con­tract less than a year ago, but he has strug­gled with in­jury and form this sea­son. With ru­mours that he could depart for Turkey in Jan­uary, Ro­driguez would be a more than ad­e­quate re­place­ment in the cre­ative depart­ment.

Liver­pool’s Mo­hamed Salah.

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