Source: Real Madrid tell James he can stay
Real Madrid have told he can stay at the Bernabeu next season, a source has confirmed to ESPN FC.
Coming back to Madrid this summer after a two-year loan, James — who Real signed for €80 million in 2014 — had been widely expected to move on immediately, given his previously rocky relationship with Los Blancos coach Zinedine Zidane.
Atletico Madrid had hoped to do a deal to bring in the 28-year-old Colombia international, while Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti has also spoken regularly about how he would like to work again with a player he coached at both Madrid and Bayern.
However, the source says James was told, on his return to preseason training following his post-Copa America holidays, that a recent chain of events meant that Madrid were counting on him for 2019-20.
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