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Zidane washes his hands of James Rodreguez

Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane seems to have washed his hands of James Rodriguez's situation at the club, saying the issue si between the player and the club. 

The winger, who returned to the club after two seasons on loan at Bayern Munich is expected to leave the club once again, with Napoli touted as his next destination. 

Rivals Atletico Madrid are said to have joined the race for the highly-rated Columbia international, who shone during the 2014 World Cup before the Madrid move. 

Speaking ahead of the match against their cross-town rivals, the French coach's words suggested Rodriguez's situation is none of his concern. 

"It is a matter for the club," he told a news conference ahead of Madrid's International Champions Cup clash against Atletico on Friday.

"It is something between them – the presidents – not me," he added. 

His comments come a few days after he publicly said they were working on a transfer for Gareth Bale, and 'hoped he could' leave soon, comments that sparked a heated debate among football fans.

The former Los Blancos is assembling his new army of the Galacticos in his second spell at the club and has signed a host of young talents among them Chelsea star Eden Hazard. 

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