Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo personally contacted Arsenal target and Bayern Munich loanee James Rodriguez to discuss a move to Italy.

According to Marca, as cited on the Mirror, the pair spoke on the phone over the summer, with the Portuguese forward aiming to convince the player about a potential move to Turin.

Rodriguez has been heavily linked with moves away from Bayern in recent months, with Arsenal among the potential destinations for the player.

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The Colombian playmaker was linked with a loan move that would have seen Arsenal essentially take over Bayern’s deal with Real Madrid until the end of the season.

Rodriguez is coming to the end of a two-year loan deal with Bayern but looks unlikely to join permanently after failing to settle under Niko Kovac.

Ronaldo and Rodriguez have clearly maintained a good relationship from their time with Real and it appears the former is keen to reunite in Italy.

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