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Report: James wants to leave Bayern in the winter

By Rune Gjerulff

Reportedly, James Rodriguez wants to leave Bayern München in the winter if possible.

James Rodriguez.
James Rodriguez.
James Rodriguez has set his sights on leaving Bayern München - and preferably as soon as this winter, Bild reports.

According to the German media outlet, the Colombian international has fallen out with Bayern coach Niko Kovac.

James Rodriguez, who is on loan from Real Madrid until the end of the season, has become increasingly annoyed with his lack of playing time this season, and his frustration has led to conflicts with Kovac and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

The 27-year-old recently said that he would like to stay at Bayern, but that he could be forced to leave if he's not satisfied with his playing time.

"The situation is different to last year. I play less. If I have to leave because I'm not playing, I'll leave. But I would like to stay because I feel the love of the fans and the Bayern family," Rodriguez said.

Bayern can sign the Colombian international permanently for €42 million via a purchase option in the loan deal with Real Madrid.

Initially, the Bayern bosses made it clear that they wanted to trigger the release clause in any case, but according to Kicker, the Bavarians look unlikely to do so at the moment.

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