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Arsenal could lose out on James Rodriguez because of Ospina


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Rodriguez could turn down Arsenal this summer

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Arsenal are reportedly facing the prospect of losing out on Real Madrid playmaker James Rodriguez during the summer transfer window.



The 25-year-old had been pursued by the Gunners during his time at Porto and Monaco before he decided to join Los Blancos for £63m in the summer of 2014.

Recent speculation suggested that the north London club could make a third attempt to sign the Colombian attacker in the summer with the club's hierarchy willing to spend big during the off-season.

However, according to The Star, their hopes could be dashed with Rodriguez likely to snub their advances for a move to league rivals Manchester United.

Colombian shot-stopper David Ospina has been key to the Gunners' pursuit for Rodriguez for a while, and his potential exit to Turkish club Fenerbahce could hinder their chances of landing the attacker.

Ospina is the brother-in-law of Rodriguez after the latter got married to the former's sister Daniela, who happens to be a volleyball player.