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Bayern decline James Rodríguez buy-out option

Bayern decline James Rodríguez buy-out option

Michael Dalder

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The Colombian is set to return to Real Madrid with his Bundesliga spell set to come to an end on June 15 with Bayern not prepare to execute the buy-out option.

Bayern Munich have decided not to execute the buy-out clause on James Rodríguez, claim German sports outlet "Kicker".

The Colombian midfielder has spent two campaigns with the Bavarian outfit on loan from parent club Real Madrid and the German side have June 15 as a deadline to execute their 42-million-euro purchase clause.

Colombian soccer player James Rodriguez reacts during the presentation of the videogame "Warrior Children" in BogotaColombian soccer player James Rodriguez reacts during the presentation of the videogame "Warrior Children" in Bogota, Colombia May 27, 2019

"Bayern's directors have agreed not to pursue with the purchase option with early signs pointing to a Serie A move for the Colombian, with a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli a strong possibility", maintain "Kicker".

Uli Hoeness has stated that the final decision on James' future will however lie with head coach Niko Kovac.