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James Rodriguez plans to hold talks with manager Zinedine Zidane before making a decision on his future at the club, sources have told ESPN FC.
Madrid informed James they want him to stay at the club despite interest from Atletico Madrid and Napoli.
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However, sources have told ESPN FC that the final decision remains up in the air because James wants to feel like an "important player" in order...