James Rodríguez: "I have to see what Real Madrid decide"

James Rodríguez: "I have to see what Real Madrid decide"

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Napoli and Atlético Madrid are said to be interested in signing James Rodríguez, who says Real Madrid are yet to make a call on his future.

James Rodríguez says his future lies in the hands of Real Madrid as he continues to be linked to a reunion with Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli.

The Colombia star spent the previous two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich, who opted not to exercise their option to make his deal permanent.

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It has left James in a state of flux with LaLiga giants Madrid seemingly keen to cash in having spent heavily to bring Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic to the Santiago Bernabéu to reinforce Zinedine Zidane's squad.

Napoli are reportedly the frontrunners to capture the attacking midfielder's signature and it is a move that would see James once again join up with Ancelotti, who took him to Madrid and Bayern.

Atlético Madrid have also been linked with a move to prise him from their rivals but James, speaking to reporters after Colombia were eliminated at the Copa América by Chile, is in no immediate rush to decide his next move.

"It don't yet know where I will play next season"

"I don't know yet where I will play next season," he said. "I have another three weeks to think about it.

"It doesn't just depend on me, I have to see what Real Madrid decide. There are people inside who decide a lot, I can't do anything."

James has won two Champions League medals and a LaLiga title with Madrid, while he also collected a pair of Bundesliga trophies and a DFB-Pokal with Bayern.