Arsenal to announce first January signing this week, not Suarez

Colombia international James Rodríguez has seen the glow in his fame gone faint since moving into Santiago Bernabeu. The player who is currently on a two-year loan from Real Madrid at the Bayern Munich has seen his number of appearances at Munich drop since he was signed by former Bavarians boss Carlo Ancelotti.

Rodríguez has fallen down the pecking order at Bayern Munich under new boss Niko Kovac, and his influence is gradually fading out.

But the frontman could rekindle the flame in his career if he joins Arsenal. Gunners are believed to be tracking the forgotten star’s progress and have now been credited with an interest that has inside it, murmurs about picking the Colombian up.

Arsenal won’t need to cough up so much to sign the star, should they pursue him this window. He could be gotten for a cut-price fee of just 3 million pounds.

Bayern also have an option to sign him permanently, should they reconsider their current stance about laying him off.

The two-year deal cost the German outfit around 11.5 million pounds, with an option to buy, which is north of 25 million pounds.

Rodríguez has entered the last six months on his loan, and if Emery, who admitted Arsenal are not considering making any signings permanent this month, can fork out the £3m valuation, the Bayern will likely sell.