In football rumors, a new suggestion in a report by Marca is a turnaround that was totally unexpected. The Colombian of Real Madrid, James Rodriguez, who has been on loan to Bayern Munich since last summer's transfer window, could find his way back to La Liga this summer, they noted. In fact, their words were, "James asks to return and Juve want Marcelo."

This comes out just days after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old knows he could probably have pride of place in the heart of Julen Lopetegui's squad, noted Bleacher Report. But there are inconsistencies and conflicting reports in the media.

During the 2016-17 season at Real Madrid, Rodriguez was unable to be a consistent starter in the playing-11 for the team.

He had tough competition for his place in the wing position. Zinedine Zidane, who was the manager of Madrid during the 2016-17 season, loaned Rodriguez out to the German giants, Bayern Munich.

Rodriguez reports are conflicting and unsettled

Julen Lopetegui, who was signed by Madrid this season after the step-down by Zidane, could give Rodriguez a place in his playing plans. But AS Colombia reported that "when the two-year spell is over, it will still be Bayern who hold sway over where the 27-year-old's future lies." James performed well [VIDEO] during his loan spell at Bayern so far and he did say that he is enjoying Germany very much. Within in the last 24-hours, 90 Minutes wrote that "despite 'Flattering' Real Madrid Interest, James Rodriguez's father has insisted that the Colombia star will still be at Bayern Munich next season, despite Real Madrid's interest in canceling his loan deal and bringing him back to the Santiago Bernabeu."

In the middle of July, worries about the future of Rodriguez still don't seem to be settled, as daily, reports are changing.

But with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus, there may well be some unease within the Madrid camp, as they contemplate the coming season without him. And it is precisely on the occasion of the transfer of the Portuguese star to Italy that Marco suggests that James Rodriguez wants to return to Real Madrid.

Currently in Germany for another year as part of a loan, the 27-year-old striker apparently wants to wear the white jersey, according to Bavarian Football. However, this was not yet officially confirmed, they noted. This is surprising as in May, he was said to be very happy with his new team in the Bundesliga. The space left by Cristiano Ronaldo may have made him review his plans if you take what Marca reported as true.

Will Bayern let him go?

The absence of Cristiano Ronaldo is not the only reason for a possible return of James Rodriguez The change of coach is also the cause, because Zinedine Zidane, who left him far too often on the sidelines, is gone. Julen Lopetegui, his replacement, may be convinced that Rodriguez could be good in the position at the left wing.

According to Fansided, "The response to this report from Marcain Germany has been quite predictable. Sport1 and Sport Bild both believe that Bayern Munich are not at all interested in James’ departure this summer." The Bayern coach may want to go for signing the Columbian to a permanent deal and the Germans are very attached to him. Although they still have not lifted the player's purchase clause, nothing will be easy for Real Madrid if this is the case. The soap opera of the Rodriguez transfer is just beginning, and hopefully, fans of the sport will soon know who will win the bet in this new duel with all its conflicting reporting.