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Rodriguez's future at Real has long been in doubt.

Real Madrid tell Premier League clubs that James Rodriguez is 'not for sale'

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For a long time now, James Rodriguez’s career at Real Madrid looked to be up.

The Colombian has endured a frustrating second term at the Bernabeu thanks to a mixture of poor form and a lack of game time.

Even Spanish football expert Guillem Balague told readers of his Sky Sports column recently that manager Zinedine Zidane has lost faith in Rodriguez and would look to sell him this summer.

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However, according to Marca, the La Liga giants have made a dramatic U-turn on Rodriguez.

The report suggests Real have told the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City that he is ‘not for sale’.

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This is despite the fact Rodriguez’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has received interest from the above Premier League sides and that his client would favour a move to England’s top-flight.

Marca claim that Real’s decision has come following clear-the-air talks with their €80 million star, in which both parties agreed it was best for him to stay and fight for a starting spot.

It’s understandable why Los Blancos want to keep hold of the Colombia international, of course, considering the undoubted potential he possesses.

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One poor season shouldn’t dictate a player’s future and to sell one of their ‘Galacticos’ - especially a 24-year-old - would represent a risk on their part.

And besides, seven goals and eight assists in 26 La Liga appearances this season, 17 of which starts, is by no means a poor return for someone who was out of favour.

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